An attack launched by bandits at the residence of a district head in Sokoto State left one person dead and another kidnapped as confirmed by the Police.
The Sokoto State Police Command revealed that one Maude Salisu was arrested over the incident and also identified the killed palace guard as Usman Muhammadu. The state’s Commissioner of Police Ibrahim Kaoje told newsmen;
“Armed men numbering about seven invaded the residence of the District Head of Gidan Bubu village in Wamakko LGA Sokoto, one Alhaji Muhammadu Gidado, shooting sporadically.
“They kidnapped Alhaji Sani Ardo, the younger brother of the district head; his wife, Hauwa’u Sani and one other were beaten and they dispossessed her of her Tecno GSM handset.”
Mr Kaoje disclosed that the kidnapped district head’s brother was released after a N3m ransom was paid to the bandits.
“During the course of investigation one Maude Salisu was arrested and the Tecno GSM handset belonging to Hauwa’u Sani with the sum of four hundred and seventeen thousand and thirty naira (N417, 030) suspected to be his share of the ransom was recovered in his possession,” Kaoje stated.
Maude confessed to the crime and is reportedly helping detectives in tracking his gang members.