Danladi Gyet Maude (L) was seized on his farm in northern Nigeria


Gang on motorbikes kidnap Kaduna elderly traditional ruler

Danladi Gyet Maude, the traditional leader of Jaba community in Kaduna state, was has been kidnapped by a gang of bandits on motorbikes on his farm in neighbouring Nasarawa state on Monday evening.

Police in Nigeria say they are trying to locate and rescue the prominent traditional ruler who has been abducted by gunmen in the north of the country.

The victim is more than 80 years old and is the third traditional ruler to be kidnapped in Nigeria in the last fortnight.

Since December more than1,000 students have been kidnapped from schools and colleges.

Most were released upon payment of a ransom but 300 remain in captivity.


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