Alhaji Musa Umar, the District Head of Daura, the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina State, has been kidnapped by four unidentified gunmen.
The kidnappers stormed Umar’s residence in Daura at 7pm on Wednesday and sporadically shot into the air, scaring the hell out of bystanders, who scampered for safety.
Umar had just returned from the mosque where he took part in the evening prayer when the incident happened.
He was sitting in front of his house with some people when the gun totting men came.
A witness told the News Agency of Nigeria that the kidnappers came in a Peugeot 406 saloon car.
After the gunmen left, the Daura Council Chairman, Malam Abba Mato and hundreds of sympathisers came to Umar’s residence to discuss the bewildering incident.