1Div. Nigerian Army Kaduna Abducts Sen. Shehu Sani Aide, Says Family Member

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By: Joy Odor/Kaduna

The Nigerian Army, 1 Mechanized Division, Kaduna State has been allegedly accused of unlawful kidnapping of an Aide Alhaji Bashir Ahmed to Senator Shehu Sani Senator, representing Kaduna Central at the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly.

This was confirmed to newsmen during a press briefing at the Nigeria Union of Journalists Secretariat, Kaduna Council on Thursday evening by an elder brother to the victim one Mr. AbdulKareem Ahmed.

According to him, Bashir Ahmed who is popularly known as Hamadada was abducted by some men dressed in Army cloth with Hilux vehicle and fully armed on the 8th of December, 2017 to unknown destination.

While speaking, he says: “after six days of his abduction, that was on the 14 December, 2017, a call was made from the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA that we should come for his release after he had been brutalized by the armed men.

“After he was released to us, NDA could not give us reasonable reason for his abduction; they only told us that it was a mistake. It will interest you that after his released this young innocent man was hospitalized at Jinya Specialist Hospital in Lafia Road for some days.

“As he was still nursing the pains and trauma of this unlawfully treatment he received from these personnel, he was again abducted at the early hours of Tuesday morning by Military men, 20 men who came with three Hilux Vehicle and fully armed.

“He was dragged into their vehicle and taken to the 1 Division of the Nigerian Army, but as I am speaking with you now he is at the Police headquarter in Kaduna”.

Although, Abdulkareem said that his brother has been alleged to have involved in murderer, which according to him he said that the innocent man does not know anything about the allegation, saying that the allegation is false and that he considered it as a calculated attempt to silence the Special Adviser to Senator Shehu Sani on Youth and Religion matter.

He therefore called for his immediate release without any condition, as he says: “even the person that first confirmed involvement of my brother in the murdered later confessed to have done that under duress.

Another aide of the Senator (name not on print) who spoke to newsmen on the issue said that all the aides of Senator Shehu Sani and his supporters are vulnerable in the state.

 

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