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Missing community leaders in Kaduna under investigation

Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, has said, the military and the police are making findings as to what led to the disappearance of three community leaders in Atyap Chiefdom of the Zango-Kataf Local Government Area of the state.

According to the commissioner, the community leaders went missing after attending a dispute resolution meeting on Sunday.

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The commissioner also explained that during the meeting, financial compensation was made for the destruction of farm produce by cattle under the watch of a herder, as reported to the state government by security agencies.

The three missing community leaders are Ardo Pate Kurmi (Wakilin Fulanin Atyap Chiefdom), Ardo Muhammadu Anchau and Yakubu Muhammadu.

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Aruwan said, “According to the feedback, the Secretary to the District Head of Gora, Ayuba Bungon, and others who attended the successful meeting went missing while traveling in his vehicle. The car was later found vandalised and empty.

“Troops on a search-and-rescue mission later that night found the secretary and handed him safely to the police. Some arms and ammunition were also recovered in the general area in the course of search and rescue.

“Moreover, two other leaders who went missing were reported to have escaped from their captors on Monday and were also found by troops conducting search operations. They were identified as Yusuf Dauda and Gomna Audu.

“The two, according to the military, were confirmed to be in a good state of health and handed over to the police.”

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