Yusuf Abdulkadir, identified as a staff of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has been reportedly abducted by unknown gunmen in Kaduna. Abdulkadir, who works at the NNPC Abuja office was said to have been abducted on Saturday at his residence in Rigachiku, Igabi local government area of Kaduna State.
It was gathered that the incident occurred at about 10 pm on Saturday when he was whisked away to an unknown destination. A family source said the gunmen trailed him while he was returning to his house and picked him up.
“They trailed him to the house yesterday dragged him out of his car at gun point and whisked him away. He works at NNPC Towers, Abuja, but on weekends, drives to Kaduna, where his family members reside,” the source explained.
The matter has since been reported to police but as at the time of compiling this report, efforts made to reach the Kaduna Police Public Relations Officer, Zubairu Abubakar on the development proved abortive.
On March 21,2016, three clergymen, Dr. Emmanuel Dziggau, Yakubu Talba Dzarma and Iliya Anto who eventually died in his abductors’ custody, were kidnapped, while another Colonel Samaila Inusa was abducted and killed on 26th of March, 2016, in the state.
In a bid to curb the high profile kidnap cases in Kaduna State, the Kaduna State Police Command earlier in the month arrested 15 suspects, including those terrorizing Kaduna-Abuja Express Way where the three Pastors were kidnapped and an Army Colonel killed and also rescued two kidnap victims, one Engr Mansur Musa and Elijah Afolabi.
The Police Commissioner, Umar Shehu who confirmed the arrests and rescue while addressing journalists shortly said the gang arrested included those who kidnapped Engr. Mansur Ahmed along Abuja/Kaduna express way.
The Commissioner however reassured members of the public of the police readiness to make Kaduna safe and habitable. He also urged residents to assist the police with useful information to track down criminals in the state.