It was made known that two days to the governorship elections, unknown gunmen on Wednesday evening kidnapped a traditional title holder, Alhaji Salihu Baraden Wamakko in Sokoto state.
Baraden Wamakko, is the elder brother to Governor Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto state.
Reports said that the gunmen stormed the farm of Alhaji Wamakko in the evening from where he was taken away to yet an unknown destination by his kidnappers.
However, the Sokoto state police command’s spokesman, DSP Al-Mustapha Sani who confirmed the incidence said the police had since despatched its men in search of the kidnappers.
According to the PPRO” immediately we got the news, we sent signals and mounted road blocks at strategic points in and around the state capital while efforts are being made to gather more information.”
Also confirming the incident to newsmen, Wamakkoo local government council chairman, Alhaji Ahmed Kalambaina said ” when the news got to us we were shocked and had to contact the police immediately for their action.
” To my understanding, the kidnappers took advantage of the election period to seek for money as ransom.
” You may recall that a similar thing happened in Zamfara state where the village head in Bukkuyum was kidnapped and a ransom of N10 million had to be paid to the perpetrators to secure his release four days after.