A Sharia court judge, Hussaini Samaila has been kidnapped kidnapped by armed bandits inside his court in the Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State.
The incident happened on Tuesday.
According to residents, the stormed the judge’s court located at Bauren Zakat village in the council and took him away.
The spokesman for the Katsina police command, Gambo Isah, confirmed the abduction, saying investigation has already commenced.
He said the court had already been relocated to Safana town due to security challenges at the village.
Isah also said that the judge did not request police protection while going to the village.
He said, “The court has already been relocated from the village to Safana due to security challenges. Also, the judge did not request police orderly and the necessary security backup that is supposed to be around when courts are sitting. So, nobody was aware of his visit to the court, more so, when there is an ongoing strike by the judicial workers.”