Gunmen abduct, kill traditional ruler in Bauchi

Suspected kidnappers have reportedly abducted and killed the traditional ruler of Riruwai village in Lame District, Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State, Alhaji Garba Badamasi.

According to reports, the traditional ruler was reportedly kidnapped from his palace on March 15, 2024 by the gunmen who scared away residents with sporadic gun shots.

DAILY POST gathered that the gunmen, after abducting the late Badamasi, did not contact any of his family members for ransom payment.

It was further gathered that Badamasi’s body was later found after he had spent a day in captivity.

His corpse, which was dumped close to the village, was said to have been recovered by villagers who were searching for him in the bush.

Efforts to contact the Bauchi State Police Command over the development were not successful as of the time of filing this report.

Spokesman of the Command, SP Ahmed Wakili did not respond to messages and calls put across to him.



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