Gunmen Kidnap former NBC Director, Daughter in Katsina


Gunmen have abducted the former General Manager of the Katsina State Television (KTTV) Ahmed Abdulkadir and his daughter.

Abdulkadir, who is also a former Zonal Director of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), was kidnapped along with his 15-year-old daughter, Laila, from his residence in Bakori Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Locals say the armed men, suspected to be bandits, stormed Abdulkadir’s house around 9:00 pm on Monday.

In a separate incident, gunmen have reportedly kidnapped two children of Isma’il Ado Funtua, the Deputy Provost of Isah Kaita College of Education, Dutsinma in Katsina State.

Gunmen armed with sophisticated weapons were said to have attacked the premises of the college at about 11:30 pm on Monday to kidnap the children of the college’s Deputy Provost along with his sister’s son.

The victims were identified as Usman, Aminu, and Abdullahi respectively.

Police authorities in the state are, however, yet to confirm both incidents.

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