Unknown gunmen abduct traditional ruler of Bukpe community in Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), His Royal Highness (HRH) Alhaji Hassan Shamidozhi.
The monarch’s abduction is confirmed in a statement by Malam Jibrin D. Gimba, the monarch’s brother, who is the Chief Imam of the Community’s Central Mosque.
According to him, the incident happened around 9:32 pm on Wednesday March 30, while the monarch was seated in front of his palace taking fresh air. He said:
“I just walked into my house after he his palace when he said he wanted to take some shower after which he will come out rest in front of his palace to take some fresh air.”
“Some few minutes later, I started hearing gunshots… I watched through my window and discovered that the kidnappers had whisked him away.”
“The abductors have not made any contact with the family after carrying out the third attack in the community, he said adding that hours after the abduction, some policemen visited the community but later left.