Katuka Humble, chairman of Kaura local government area (LGA) of Kaduna state, has been reportedly kidnapped, TheCable reports.
According to a source, the incident occurred on Sunday while he was being conveyed on a motorcycle to his farm, said to be located around Kiduni village in Chikun LGA of the state.
The bandits reportedly opened fire on the motorcycle, killing the rider, before the chairman was taken away.
“The chairman was kidnapped on his way to the farm on Sunday. The farm is located somewhere around Kiduni in Chikun LGA. I understand that a bike man was taking him to the farm. The bandits shot at them and killed the bike man and kidnapped the chairman,” the source said.
When contacted, Mohammed Jalige, spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, did not respond to the calls or messages sent to his mobile line.
Communities in Kaduna have witnessed repeated killings and abduction of residents.
Earlier in September, bandits had attacked Udawa village in Chikun LGA, and abducted 21 people, including 17 people from the same family.
In July, unknown gunmen stormed Gora Gan community in Zangon Kataf LGA, which resulted in the death of 10 people, while several others were injured.