The Emir of Kajuru and 13 members of his family were kidnapped by armed gunmen last night.
The incident was confirmed by a member of the Emir’s cabinet, according to NG Times Online News.
Recall that bandits have recently increased their illegal activities in Kaduna and its surrounds by killing and kidnapping innocent people for ransom in the state.
The 85-year-old 2nd class Emir of Kajuru was kidnapped together with three women, two of his grandchildren, three of his assistants, and five others and taken to an unknown location.
According to the source, “Just a day before the incident, the Emir summoned a security meeting about a potential ploy to kidnap him but, unfortunately, the security agents didn’t act on it.”
It takes roughly 40 minutes to drive to the Kaduna town.