Judge in Katsina State, Husaini Sama’ila, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Tuesday after they broke into a Sharia Court in Bauren Zakat village in Safana Local Government Area.
Residents who witnessed the abduction disclosed to Daily Trust that the assailants found their way into the court on Tuesday afternoon and took away the judge.
The state’s police spokesman, SP Gambo Isah, did not respond immediately respond to Peoples Gazette enquiry over the matter Tuesday evening.
The Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) had been on strike since April 6, 2021 across the country to push for the granting of financial autonomy for the judiciary. The reason for the judge’s presence at the court premises at the time of abduction is unknown.
Abductions have become rife in Katsina, like most parts of northern Nigeria with kidnappers demanding huge ransoms for their captives.
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