Armed men shoot Bauchi Auditor-General, kidnap his son
The Auditor-General of Bauchi State, Abdu Usman Aliyu has been shot and his 25-year-old son, Zulkifiru Mohammed kidnapped by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.
This was confirmed by the police public relations officer in the state, DSP Ahmed Wakil on Sunday evening.
Wakil said that the Auditor-General’s friend identified as Iliyasu Suleiman, 50, was also abducted by the assailants.
The PPRO said that the two were kidnapped after failed attempt to kidnap the Auditor General on Saturday evening, January 23.
According to the spokesman, Aliyu was on his way to Kardam village in Tafawa Balewa LGA to see his family and friends when the gunmen who were said to be trailing him opened fire wounding him in the process.
Aliyu resisted and was shot at close range by the attackers while six other people in the car (three men and three women) with him ran for safety. Thinking that he was dead, they abandoned him and ran into the bush leaving him in a pool of blood.
Motorists evacuated and rushed him to General Hospital in Tafawa Balewa before he was transferred to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) where he is on admission at the Trauma Centre.
Wakil said immediately after the incident was reported by a resident of Kardam, policemen at the Tafawa Balewa Division went to the scene but the gunmen had already gone away with the two victims.
Meanwhile, daughter of Abdu Usman Aliyu, who was in the car when the attack happened, confirmed the incident, adding that the kidnappers have made contact demanding for the sum of N30 million in order to release the two victims.
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