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Gunmen kidnap prison warder in Kaduna



An official in charge of the Birnin Gwari satellite custodial centre in Kaduna State, Saidu Sajo, was on Thursday kidnapped by gunmen.

Mr Sajo was reportedly travelling to Kaduna when he was abducted along Birnin Gwari-Kaduna road on Thursday afternoon.

The spokesman for the Kaduna State command of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS), Amodu Wadai, an assistant superintendent of correction, confirmed the development to our reporter on the phone late Thursday night.

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He, however, could not give details of the development but promised to give updates as the events unfold.

“… we have now confirmed the officer’s abduction. Mr. Saidu Sajo is the officer in charge of Birnin Gwari satellite custodial centre. He was kidnapped today (Thursday). It happened between Birnin Gwari-Kaduna Road between 12noon and 2p.m.

“Meanwhile, we will update you on the development,” the spokesperson said.

Mr Sajo was reportedly travelling to Kaduna to meet his family ahead of the new year when he was abducted.

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As of the time of filing this report, it is unclear whether the abductors had contacted the family or not.