Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Governor Yuguda's In Law In Bauchi Kidnapped by Gunmen
Less than twenty four hours after a suicide bomber killed and injured several churchgoers in Bauchi, a group of unidentified armed men abducted Mohammed Sade, the in-law to the governor of Bauchi State, Isah Yuguda, early this morning as he left a nearby Mosque in the troubled township.
Mr. Sade who is popularly known as "Usama" is married to the governor's niece. The unidentified gunmen killed one of his guards before taking Mr. Sade to an unknown destination.
Usama was formerly the governor's driver but now occupies the powerful position of chairman of the body in charge of fertilizer distribution for farmers in the state.
In the last election, Usama was said to be part of the political organization used by the governor to rig elections in the state.
Since the kidnapping of Sade, no ransom request or other contact has been made with the family. The region has been victim to a number of bold attacks in recent days including a bombing of a Catholic church yesterday in an attack that killed at least six people. Security agencies put the number of dead at 4 persons.
Governor Yuguda is currently in New York as part of President Jonathan's delegation to the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly.