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Just In: Islamic Cleric, Abdulaziz Yusuf Kidnapped Along Kaduna-Jos Road



​The administrative secretary of the Jama’atu Nasirl Islam, JNI, in Plateau State, Abdulaziz Yusuf, has been kidnapped. He was abducted on Wednesday evening on his way back to Jos from Kaduna State where he went to condole the family of the late Dr Ibrahim Dasuki, the deposed Sultan of Sokoto. According to a son of the victim, Mr. Yusuf was seized alongside his driver by the kidnappers who abandoned the vehicle of the victim around Saminaka, a town in Kaduna State.

He said the incident was reported to the police in Saminaka, but the police suspected it was a robbery.

“The kidnappers went away with my dad and his driver, they abandoned their vehicle, a Peugeot 406”, Sani, the son of the cleric, told PREMIUM TIMES on the telephone.

“The phone of the driver was also left in the car. This morning, I called the phone number of the driver and the police from Saminaka picked it. They told me that they recovered the vehicle during patrol. Right now I am on my way to Saminaka.”

A spokesman of the Jos North Local Government Area chapter of JNI, Murtala Sani, disclosed that Mr. Yusuf was returning from a condolence visit to the family of the former Sultan of Sokoto, Ibrahim Dasuki, who died recently. The JNI, led by the Sultan, is a coalition of Muslim groups and organisations in Nigeria.

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