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General News of Tuesday, 25 October 2022


Yahaya Bello’s 'hitmen' abduct governors ex-ally for dumping APC for PDP

Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello

The stepbrother of Abdulkarim Asuku, the Chief of Staff to Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello has allegedly been abducted by gunmen alleged to be taking directives from the governor.

The victim who has been identified as Safiu is reported to have been abducted on Monday, October 24 by the hitmen linked to the governor.

SaharaReporters say that a Nigerian Navy officer identified as Charles is the leader of the gang.

Safiu is reported to have recently dumped the All Progressives Congress and joined the Peoples Democratic Party.

“The boy’s name is Safiu, he is actually a stepbrother to the Chief of Staff. He was with APC and switched to PDP. Reason he was kidnapped. They fear he knows much about their atrocities. He was working as political thug to Yahaya Bello before he left APC; he was involved in many attacks on political opponents in Kogi State. So, they felt losing him to PDP would be disastrous,” a source said.

“So they sent Nigerian Navy officers who are loyal to the governor to kidnap him today. The hit-men working for the governor picked him up; they have taken him somewhere else. The group who kidnapped him was led by one Charles; he is the head of the hit-men working for Yahaya Bello.