NIGERIA: Gunmen abduct Governor’s brother

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Sokoto State governor's younger brother, Alhaji Salihu Barade has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Wammako local government area of the state.

The man was reportedly abducted around 8pm on Wednesday, April 8.

Premium Times reports that the kidnappers, numbering four, took Barade in his farm alongside other unidentified people. The people taken with the Governor's brother were later released after the kidnappers had travelled quite a distance with them.

According to the report, the Sokoto state Police Command Public Relations Officer, El-Mustapha Sani, confirmed the incident, stating the command has started investigation on the matter.

It is unclear at this time if the abduction was politically motivated.

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