The chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC,) in Gamji ward of Bakura Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Sani Dangwaggo, has been kidnapped by gunmen.
Family sources told Premium Times that Mr. Dangwaggo was abducted Tuesday night around eleven from his residence at Gamji community, in Bakura, during a downpour.
Shehu Isa, state publicity secretary for APC in Zamfara, confirmed the development to the online newspaper Wednesday morning.
Mr Isa said the kidnappers had contacted the relatives of the captive, demanding N10 million ransom.
The police spokesperson for Zamfara State, Muhammad Shehu, also confirmed the incident, saying the victim is also a representative of the district head of Gamji.
This comes less than a month to Bakura Local Government by-election for the state house of assembly holding on October 31
The APC candidate in that election, Bello Dankande is from Gamji, in Bakura.