Hon. Kama Lazarus Bakta, Vice-chairman of Shelleng Local Government Area of Adamawa State has been kidnapped in his home town in Adamawa State.
Reports have it that, Hon. Kama Bakta was kidnapped about 2 am of june 16th, 2020 from his house.
According to reports, the Vice-Chairman of Shelleng LGA, Hon. Kama Lazarus Bakta, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen at about 1:20am of 16th June 2020.
Another resident of the community said the “kidnappers came in their numbers brandishing guns and made their way into the house of the politician at about 2 a.m. on Tuesday.”
“They fired shots into the air to announce their arrival and immediately whisked the politician away.
“The whole thing was so scary as no one could muster the courage to challenge the kidnappers who looked ready to waste anyone who dared them.
“The town is right now overtaken by grief because if the number two citizen in the local government is not safe, who is safe,” the resident, who is close to the politician, asked.
Confirming the kidnap, the police spokesman in the state, Sulaiman Nguroje, said the police have mobilised local hunters and are currently on the trail of the kidnappers.
“I can confirm to you that the police as well as the local hunters have mobilized and are on the trail of the kidnappers. We will do our best till victim is released and the perpetrators brought to justice,” the deputy superintendent of police said.
Kidnapping for ransom has become widespread in Adamawa and many other parts of Nigeria, same as other forms of criminality such as attacks by bandits and communal violence.