Armed bandits have reportedly kidnapped the 85-year old Emir of Kajuru, Alhassan Adamu, and 13 of his family members in a late night raid at his palace in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna state, Northwest, Nigeria.
Other people kidnapped alongside the emir included three women, two of his grand children, 3 of his aides and 5 others.
This was disclosed by one of the Emir’s cabinet members who pleaded anonymity.
It was reported that just a day before the incident, the Emir summoned a security meeting about a potential ploy to kidnap him.
Also speaking in an interview, Alhaji Mustapha Abubakar Kajuru, editor of Taskira Hausa Newspaper said the gunmen raided the palace in the early hours of Sunday morning, around 12:30 am.
“They abducted the Emir and the Salama of Kajuru, Alh Abubakar Kajuru and his grandchildren. All in all 13 family members were abducted with the Emir,” he declared.
He said further, “we are afraid the Emir might not survive it as he’s too old to undergo the rigous of trekking for hours.”
There was no official statement from the police and the state government at press time.