Gunmen suspected to be bandits have invaded and attacked Zira village in the Toro Local Government Area of Bauchi State and kidnapped the village head, Yahaya Abubakar, and his son Habibu.
The Bauchi State Police Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Wakili, confirmed the abduction of the village head to the journalists in the State.
According to him, the gunmen attacked Zira village which shares a border with Plateau State on Saturday night and carried out the act.
Mr Wakili added that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Umar Sanda, has dispatched a team of detectives and other operatives to the area while the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) has since been directed to begin the search and rescue of abductees.
He said, “presently, our men are combing the bush in search of abductees and residents should be assured that the victims will be rescued alive.”
The command is also appealing to residents to provide the police with useful information and urged the public to remain calm.
The latest abduction is coming five days after bandits killed four people and injured three others in Alkaleri Local Government Area.