Injured Auditor General of Bauchi State, Abdu Usman Aliyu
By Akanji Alowolodu, Bauchi
Bauchi State Police Command has confirmed that two people, 25 years old, Zulkifiru Mohammed, son of shot Auditor General of Bauchi State, Abdu Usman Aliyu and 50 years old Iliyasu Suleiman, his friend, a resident of Dass have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.
The Command PPRO, DSP Ahmed Wakili while confirming the incident to our Correspondent vide a telephone conversation late Sunday evening, said that the two were kidnapped when the attempt to kidnap the Auditor General of Bauchi State, Alhaji Abdu Usman Aliyu on evening Saturday failed.
He explained that the incident occurred Saturday evening on his way to Kardam village in Tafawa Balewa LGA because according to him, “Abdu Usman Aliyu normally go to the village every weekend to see his family and friends but lives in Bauchi” .
The PPRO added that the incident was reported by one Haruna, a resident of Kardam declaring that immediately the incident was reported, Police personnel at the Tafawa Balewa Division went to the scene but the assailants had already went away with the two victims one of who is the biological son of the injured Auditor General. .
The PPRO added that the Auditor General was on his way to his village with five other people (3 men and 3 women) in the car when the gunmen who were said to be trailing him opened fire wounding him in the process.
He further said that, Abdu Usman resisted and was shot at close range by the attackers while others in the car with him ran for safety and Thinking that he was dead, they abandoned him and ran into the bush leaving him in a pool of blood before help came his way through other users of the road who evacuated and rushed him to General Hospital in Tafawa Balewa before he was transferred to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) where he is on admission at the Trauma Center.
DSP Ahmed Wakili said that the Police is on the trail of the kidnappers urging members of the public with useful information about the activities of criminals in their areas to volunteer
A family member, a daughter of Abdu Usman Aliyu who was in the car when the attack happened confirmed the incident to our Correspondent promising to give more details later because according to her they were in a state of confusion for now doing everything possible to save his life and get those kidnapped released.
She however said that the kidnappers have made contact demanding for the sum of N30m in order to release the two victims adding that negotiations was on going as of the time of filing this report, early morning of Monday.