The District Head of Mashio Isa Mai Buba has been abducted by gunmen.
The District Head, according to village sources, was whisked from his house in the village located in the Fune Local Government Area of Yobe State around 10 pm on Saturday.
A family source told newsmen the kidnappers have not made any contact with the family.
But the Police have assured they have lunched rescue operations to secure freedom for the abducted traditional ruler.
The Police Public Relations Officer for Yobe State, DSP Dungus Abdulkareem in a statement, confirmed the incident.
He said: “The District Head of Mashio under Fune LG, Alh Isa Mai Buba was abducted by yet to be identified gunmen. At about 2205hrs on 15 August 2020, the gunmen attacked the house of District Head with heavy fire Arms and disappeared with him to the thin air.
“Search parties were later on deployed but until now no positive response or of his whereabouts was discovered.
“The Police command had intensified efforts to rescue the District Head. Meanwhile, the investigation is also ongoing to identify the Hoodlums. More information will be communicated for any development, please.”