The younger brother to the governor of Sokoto state, Alhaji Salihu Barade has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Wammako local government area of the state.
The man was reportedly abducted around 8pm on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.
In a report from Premium Times, the kidnappers, numbering four, took Salihu Barade in his farm alongside other unidentified people. Though, people abducted alongside the Governor’s brother were later released after the kidnappers had travelled quite a distance with them.
According to the reports, the Sokoto state Police Command Public Relations Officer, El-Mustapha Sani, confirmed the incident and added that investigation into the matter had begun, including diverse security measures and blocking of all entrance and exit routes for strict stop-and-search operations.
The circumstances surrounding the kidnap have not yet been verified if its politically related at the time of this report.