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Terrorists Abduct Monarch, Family In Kaduna

The monarch in Kaduna, Northwest Nigeria, was abducted alongside his three wives, two grandchildren, and others.

Terrorists have abducted the Emir of Kajuru, Alhaji Alhassan Adamu  and his family at his residence in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria.

According to BBC Hausa, the monarch and 13 members of his family were kidnapped in a late-night attack on Saturday, July 10, 2021.

The 85-year-old king was abducted alongside three wives, two grandchildren, three staff members, and five more people, BBC Hausa reported.

Mohammed Jalige, the Police spokesperson, did not return calls seeking confirmation of the latest abduction, as of press time.

Kaduna State has become the hotbed of kidnap-for-ransom by terrorists known locally as bandits on motorcycles amidst Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s no-negotiation policy.

The monarch’s abduction comes a day after he had held a meeting to discuss security issues plaguing his emirate.

It also comes a few days after the abduction of more than 100 students from Bethel Baptist Secondary School in Chikun Local Government Area of the state.

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