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College Provost, 2 Others Abducted In Northwest Nigeria

The provost of CAAS Bakura, has been abducted alongside two others in Zamfara, Northwest Nigeria.

Suspected terrorists have abducted the newly appointed Provost of the College of Agriculture and Animal Science (CAAS), Bakura in Zamfara State, Northwest Nigeria.

HumAngle understands that Habibu Mainasara, the provost, and two other persons were abducted in the early hours of Sunday, July 11, 2021.

Local sources say the attack which led to the abduction took place from 2:30 a.m. to 5:15 a.m. 

According to information from Bakura, those abducted alongside the provost were one staff of Government Science Secondary School (GSS) Bakura identified as Kabiru Usman and one resident of Sabon Gari village, the host community of both CASS and GSS in Bakura Local Government of Zamfara State. The resident is known as Mustapha Yahaya, Sarkin Tasha.

No official statement came from the police on this attack as of the time of this report just as information from the community reveals that the terrorists have reached out to the families of the abductees. 

“Negotiations with the terrorists started this morning after a telephone call was made to the provost’s mobile phone which was answered by the kidnappers,” a local source who did not want to be named for safety reasons told HumAngle. 

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