By Umar Isa
Justice Mamman Nasir who is also the District Head of Malumfashi and Galadiman Katsina escaped being kidnapped on Monday but his orderly was not as lucky.
Nasir, former President of the Court of Appeal, is said to have escaped back home unhurt, but his aide, simply called Aminu, was taken away by the kidnappers.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the incident occurred on Monday at about 9:30 p.m., between Gora and Yammama villages on Dayi-Malumfashi road in Malumfashi Local Government Area of Katsina State.
The gunmen were said to have blocked the road searching vehicles, looking for who to kidnap.
NAN learnt that the District Head had switched vehicle to escape the kidnappers, but his aide was not quick enough to escape and was taken away into nearby bushes along with other travellers.
A resident of Malumfashi who preferred anonymity confirmed the incident, and said sympathisers have trooped to the Galadima’s palace to sympathise with him over the incident.
According to him, Justice Nasir later asked the sympathisers to allow him take a rest, as he was very shaken by the incident.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Gambo Isa, could not be reached for his comment.