Unknown gunmen suspected of being bandits kidnapped a Shariah Court judge, Alkali Hussaini Sama’ila, on Tuesday in Bauren Zakka village, Safana Local Government Area, Katsina State.

According to a reliable source in the area, Alkali Hussaini Sama’ila was kidnapped around 2 p.m. when he went to the market on market day.

According to the source, the Judge was recently transferred to the area.

Information also gathered has it that the bandit had sometimes ago attacked the court following a judgment delivered by the then judge and that which didn’t go down well with them hence their resolve to launch an attack on the court.

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“The then development informed the decision to relocate the court to Safana town.

“Unfortunately and as God would have it, the Shariah Court Judge went to the market in the area leading to his abduction,” the source said.

Meanwhile, as at the time of filing in this report, the Katsina State Police Command is yet to issue any official statement on the matter.

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