The Emir of Kajuru, Alhaji Alhassan Adamu has been kidnapped by bandits in his palace in Kajuru Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State. The Emir was kidnapped, alongside ten others in the early hours of Sunday.
Confirming the news of the abduction of the Emir of Kajuru, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, Muhammed Jalige stated that;
“A manhunt with the operatives of Police and other security agencies has already been launched to rescue the Emir and others unhurt”.
Further confirming his kidnap, Senator Shehu Sani who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th Senate in a tweet stated that;
“The Emir of Kajuru, 30 minutes drive from Kaduna and twelve of his family members were forcefully kidnapped yesternight. The Bandits operated freely for one hour in the town. In my Kaduna state nowadays is no more about who is safe but who is the next victim.”
Responding to the news of the kidnap, the Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Yusuf Ibrahim in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ibrahim Dahiru Danfulani, strongly condemned the kidnap of the Emir, and further assured the people of Kaduna that the Emir, alongside all those who were kidnapped will be returned home safely. The statement read,
“The news of the abduction of the Emir of Kajuru, Adamu Kajuru, and 10 persons said to be “members of his family,” is a joke taken too far and stands condemnable. Traditional leaders play a key role in ensuring peaceful coexistence and stability of our society, hence the abductors are out to destabilize our society.
I appeal for calm from all concerned at this point in time, assuring that our security agencies will act swiftly to ensure their safe return.”