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A lawmaker from Kaduna State has been reportedly kidnapped in the state.

It was gathered that the kidnap took place along the Kaduna-Zaria Road.

Operatives of the Kaduna State Police Command confirmed the abduction and identified the lawmaker.

Police gave the name of the victim as Suleiman Ibrahim Dabo representing Zaria Constituency in the State Assembly.

It was gathered that the lawmaker was abducted on Thursday.

According to the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, in a statement, the command received the report of the kidnap through the Divisional Police Officer of Marraraban Jos, also in Kaduna State in the early hours of Friday.

The spokesman said, “On 30/08/19 around 0030hrs, the Command received a piece of information through DPO Mararraban Jos that a Toyota Camry with Reg No ZAR 972 TL was found parked without occupants at a point near Farakwai Village along Kad -Zaria Expressway.

“Patrol Teams were immediately dispatched to the area and recovered the vehicle to the station.

“Upon search, an ID Card bearing Hon Suleiman Ibrahim Dabo, a member of Kaduna State House of Assembly Representing Zaria Constituency was found.

“A contact was made and it was confirmed that he was the person involved in the incident.”

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The spokesman said a combined team of the police, Police Mobile Force, SARS and the Anti-Kidnapping Squad of the command are currently combing the bush with the view to rescuing the victim and apprehend the criminals.

Sabo also said that the command was in touch with the Intelligence Response Team of the Inspector General of Police for technical assistance.

“Teams of conventional Police, PMF personnel, SARS and Anti-kidnapping Unit of the Command are currently combing the bush for possible rescue of the victim and arrest the criminals.

“The IGP’S IRT were also contacted for technical support in tracking the hoodlums,” the spokesman added.

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