A local councillor from Southern Kaduna and some others escaped from the abductors and ran through the bush as unknown gunmen in military uniform on Friday evening abducted 21 people travelling along Kaduna-Kachia road.
A source revealed that, “It was in the late hour of Friday; the armed men who came in large numbers dressed in military uniform and abducted 21 persons along Kaduna- Kachia road at Idon village of Kajuru Local Government area of Kaduna State.”
The source further explained that the councillor, and the others that escaped from the kidnappers, later found themselves at Mararraban Kajuru, where they were assisted by the natives.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Lieutenant-Colonel Yusuf Muktar Dodo as his new Aide-de-Camp (ADC).
Dodo, the Academy Adjutant of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) succeeds Colonel Mohammed Lawal Abubakar.
The immediate past ADC, Abubakar, vacated the position to resume a promotion course, after which he would be promoted to the Brigadier-General rank.
A source in the Villa told The Nation that Dodo has been appointed as the new Aide-de-Camp to the President with immediate effect.
“It’s true, the President’s ADC is going for a course, he’s due for the rank of Brigadier-General. He’s due to leave sometime in February, but a replacement has already been shortlisted”, the source said.