Three unidentified gunmen have kidnapped a former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Bagudu Hirse in Kaduna state.
Hirse, Daily Trust learnt, was abducted today, right in the front residence of President Muhammadu Buhari’s powerful nephew, Alhaji Mamman Daura, on Inuwa Wada road in Kaduna.
It was gathered that the former minister had gone to pay condolence visit to the family of the late Sultan of Sokoto, Ibrahim Dasuki, on kabiru road, few meters away from Inuwa Wada road.
He then stopped at Daura’s home to pay him a visit when he was abducted by the gunmen.
A source, who witnessed the incident, revealed that Hirse was standing in front of the house, when an ash coloured Toyota Corolla car drove into the street at top speed and stopped in front of Hirse and his friends.
The source added: “three armed masked young men jumped down from the car and accosted the former minister almost immediately.”
“From what I could hear, they were asking him to get into their car but he was trying to seek further explanations from them but at that time, people started approaching the scene so one of them raised the gun he was holding and made to shoot but it did not fire, he tried it the second time and it failed, but the third time, a shot rang and people ran for dear lives.”
More details to be added as the story develops…