BREAKING: Armed Men Abduct Kaduna Lawmaker

Isa Salihu, a member of the Kaduna state house of assembly, has been abducted by unknown gunmen.

Salihu represents Magajin Garin constituency in the assembly.

A source told TheCable that the incident happened on Friday.

Usman Aliyu, spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, said he could not confirm, but investigations were ongoing.

“I can’t confirm until we investigate and establish it,” he told TheCable.

Salihu’s abduction comes a week after Garba Durbunde, lawmaker representing Takai/Sumaila federal constituency of Kano state, was kidnapped along the Jere-Abuja road, still in Kaduna.

Durubunde regained freedom after 24 hours in captivity.

The high rate of insecurity in Kaduna has been a source of concern to residents and the government.

There was a breakdown of law and order in the southern part of the state earlier on Friday, following the killing of a civilian by a soldier.

Angry youth had set ablaze an operational vehicle of the military and blocked major roads in the town.

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of the state, has promised to do his best to ensure the protection of lives and property in the state.

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