The Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the kidnap of a former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bagudu Hirse in the state on Sunday.
According to eyewitness account, Hirse was kidnapped around Inuwa Wada Road in Unguwar Rimi GRA, Kaduna. He had gone to pay condolence visit to the family of the late Sultan of Sokoto, Ibrahim Dasuki in the company of his friend.
“Three young gunmen jumped down from a car and accosted the former minister almost immediately. From what I could hear, they were asking him to get into their car but he was trying to seek further explanations from them. At that time, people started approaching the scene.”
“One of the gunmen raised a gun he was holding and made to shoot but it did not fire. He tried it the second time and it failed, but the third time, he shot into the air.”
“Upon hearing the gunshot, people ran for their lives.”
Police On the Trail
Meanwhile, Kaduna State Police Spokesperson, ASP Aliyu Usman has confirmed the incident.
Usman however said no arrest had been made so far, but the command had intensified efforts to track down the gunmen.
“The command will not sit and allow criminals to take laws into their hands. We will make sure that we arrest those criminal and they will face the law.”
“We are committed to protect lives and property of the people.”
“Also, we appeal to the public for any useful information that will lead to the arrest of the criminals.”