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JUST IN: Bandits abduct Emir, two grandchildren, eight others in Kaduna

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The Emir of Kajuru, Alhaji Alhassan Adamu, has been abducted by unknown bandits at his residence in Kajuru Local Government Area, The Nation reports.

State Police spokesman, Muhammed Jalige, confirmed the second-class Emir’s abduction on Sunday morning.

According to him: “Yes, it is true; the Emir was abducted alongside 10 other persons, not 12 persons.”

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He, however, said a manhunt has already been launched to rescue the Emir and others unhurt.

A source close to the Emir told The Nation the bandits stormed the Emir’s residence around 12:00am on Sunday, shooting indiscriminately.

The bandits were reported to have whisked away 12 other persons, including family members and aides of the Emir, including women and children.

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Another source said three women, two of the Emir’s grandchildren, and three of his aides were among those kidnapped.

It was learnt the incident occurred less than 24 hours after the Emir summoned a security meeting where he hinted of a plot to kidnap him.

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