A terrorist group abducted Idris Haruna Magami, a staff member of the Zamfara State Radio and Television Service, on Thursday, May 12, along the Tofa-Zonai axis.
This was confirmed by the Director General of Zamfara Gusau State Radio and Television Service, Alhaji Murtala Alhassan Maru.
Terrorists have been operating from Kuyan Bana Forest for more than a decade in the Emirate of Dansadau in the Bungudu Local Government Area (LGA) of Zamfara State in northwestern Nigeria.
According to Maru, “Mr. Idris Haruna is currently one of the top managers of Radio Zamfara”. Maru further stated that “Haruna has been a popular telephone radio show host and producer known locally as ‘Su Duniya Manya‘.
“Magami was attacked alongside a friend, Alhaji Kabiru Al’Amura by the terrorist group as he was returning home after closing for his official work schedule on Wednesday,” the chief executive explained.
However, Al’Amura was able to escape as they were attacked.
Commenting, a family member of the abductee, Kabiru Ezer Magami, 36, who is the victim’s younger brother, told HumAngle that “just hours after Idris was abducted, the abductors contacted our family, saying they could not disclose to the family the amount they want in ransom.
A source close to the Zamfara state government told HumAngle that Governor Bello Muhammad Matagall may intervene for the official’s unconditional release.
All efforts to reach the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Zamfara State Police Command, Muhammad Shehu, were unsuccessful as his phone number was unreachable at the time of this report. has been dropped.
When HumAngle contacted Zamfara State Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs, Alhaji Mamman Tsafe, he expressed sadness but said he was not in the country at the moment.
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