Garba Durbunde, a longstanding political associate of former Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has been arrested by unknown gunmen around Abuja-Jere axis of the Abuja-Kaduna highway.
It was learnt that the lawmaker left Abuja for Kano around 5pm on Tuesday but was flagged down at outskirt of Jere town by unknown gunmen who took him away.
A statement issued by the Governor and signed by the Commissioner of Information and Culture, Comrade Mohammed Garba described the incident as “an act of wickedness perpetrated by evil and cold-hearted elements.”
The press statement noted that “Governor Ganduje, was shocked by the news of the sad and unfortunate event, particularly at this holy month of Ramadan, condemned it in the strongest term as an act of wickedness perpetrated by evil and cold-hearted elements.”
Ganduje therefore “called on the police force and other security agencies to intensify effort to rescue the kidnapped lawmaker while also advising members of the public to be vigilante and security conscious at all times