The Katsina Police Command has reacted to the abduction of President Muhammadu Buhari’s in-law, the Magajin Garin Daura Musa Umar.
The command on Thursday said its patrol team at Kusada Division engaged the abductors of Malam Musa Umar who is also a father in-law to Colonel Mohammed Abubakar, the ADC to the president.
A statement signed by the command spokesman Gambo Isa said the gun battle led to the shooting of one Inspector Muntari Maikudi attached to the division.
It said the police officer sustained a gunshot injury and was rushed to Federal Medical Center Katsina for treatment.
According to the statement , IGP Tactical Squad, SARS teams, PMF and counter terrorism units have already been dispatched to rescue the victim alive and safely to his family.
“The Command enjoins members of the public to always assist the security agencies with timely and actionable intelligence on the activities of these bandits.
It said,“Be rest assured that the command and indeed other security agencies are on their toes to bring to an end the activities of these bandits.’’
The statement said at about 19:10hrs, unknown bandits numbering about six, shooting sporadically into the air stormed the residence of district head in a Peugeot 405, unregistered, blue in colour and abducted him while sitting on a bench outside his residence to unknown destination.
The statement noted that, “The Commissioner of police, Katsina state command, CP Sanusi Buba, psc, along with police patrol teams immediately arrived at the scene.’’
The abducted traditional leader who is the father of Fatima Musa, wife of Colonel Mohammed Abubakar, the ADC to President Buhari was a retired customs comptroller, a business mogul and also the father of Fatima, the wife of the president’s ADC.