Armed bandits around 10p.m. on Saturday, abducted the Dodo of Wawa, Dr. Mahmud Ahmed Aliyu of Borgu in his palace in Borgu, New Bussa Local Government Area of Niger state.
According to an eye witness, the gunmen numbering up to 20 invaded the palace shooting sporadically.
“They arrived on motorcycles at 10pm yesterday and shooting into the air that threw the whole palace and the area into panic.
“They left with our ruler and presently, nothing has been heard on his whereabout,” the eyewitness said.
The abduction was also confirmed by the Niger Police Command through its spokesman, DSP Wasiu Abiodun.
Abiodun said the police were on the trail of the bandits, adding that they won’t stop until they get the traditional ruler back safe and unharmed.