A Senior Army Officer, Col. Samaila Inusa was on Saturday reportedly kidnapped around the Kamazo area in Chikun Local Government of Kaduna State by yet-to-be identified gunmen.
The Army Colonel, who was said to be serving with the Nigerian Army School of Infantry, Jaji, near Kaduna State, was in the company of his wife when the incident occurred.
It was gathered that the kidnappers dropped off the wife and left with the senior military officer, headed towards Abuja.
No group has claimed responsibility for the abduction of the senior military officer as of the time of filing this report.
A statement issued on Sunday by the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, One-Mechanized Division, Kaduna, Col. Usman Abdul confirmed that the incident occurred at about 7.30pm on Saturday.
The Army spokesman in the statement entitled: ‘A senior army officer abducted-Col. Samaila Inusa’, said:
“This is to inform the general public that the above named senior officer of the Nigerian Army serving in Nigerian Army School of Infantry Jaji Kaduna was abducted around Kamazo near NNPC junction, Kaduna.
“The abductors dropped off his wife and left with him in his car. The car headed towards Abuja.
“Anybody with useful information or assistance should please assist in tracking these abductors.
“They are in a Mercedes Benz GLK Black colour with registration number Abuja, KUJ 154 TZ. This happened at about 7:30pm on Saturday 26 March 2016.
“You are please requested to inform the general public on this unfortunate incidence. The following numbers could be reach for further contact.a. 08033865572 b. 08030489203 c. 08023445961, d. 07038025282 , e. 08058130703.”
The incident is coming barely a week when three clerics were abducted along the Kaduna-Abuja Expressway.
The President of the United Church of Christ in Nigeria, Rev. Emmanuel Dziggau, along with his Vice President, Rev. Iliya Anto and one Rev. Yakubu Zarma were abducted by gunmen along the Kaduna – Abuja Express Way on Monday.
The abductors, numbering six were masked and armed with AK47 rifles; and demanded for a N100 million ransom.
The ransom was later reduced to N80 million, according to family source.