Gunmen suspected to be bandits have kidnapped the son of Alhaji Abubakar Maikano, a top aide and Administrative Officer to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Recall that this is coming months after yet to be arrested burglars attacked the official residence of Maikano inside the Presidential Villa.
According to Sahara Reporters, Sanusi Maikano was kidnapped on Saturday around 8:30 pm after returning from his farmhouse.
The gunmen abducted him in his residence in Gwantu, headquarters of Sanga Local Government Area in Kaduna State.
Gwantu is about 2 hours drive to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The armed bandits, numbering about eight, trailed Sanusi from his farmhouse to his residence, a security official said.
The bandits did not harm anybody inside the house, where Sanusi’s two wives also reside.
“When they came to the house, they found three young men, including the younger brother of the victim. They asked ‘where is Sanusi?’ They were told that he was not around. But they insisted that they saw him alighting from his car not long ago,” one of the sources said.
Another source said the gunmen tied up one of the young men identified as Sanusi’s younger brother.
“As the bandits were coming out of the gate, they met Sanusi coming in. They quickly released the boy and took away Sanusi,” the security source who spoke on condition of anonymity, said.
Sanusi, it was learned, was in his father’s house which is a stone’s throw from his, when the assailants came to his house.
The gunmen took away their victim without firing any shots. “It was when they left the area and headed to the untarred road leading to the General Hospital that they fired four shots in the air,” another source said.