Gunmen abduct high court judge, wife in Borno

 Gunmen have abducted Haruna Mshelia, a high court judge, in Biu LGA of Borno state.


The judge was reportedly kidnapped alongside his wife, driver and orderly along Biu-Maiduguri road.


Daso Nahum, the Borno police spokesperson, told TheCable on Tuesday that the incident occurred at about 9am on Friday.


“On 21st of June, 2024, at about 9am, the Honourable Justice, his wife, orderly and driver were kidnapped along Biu-Maiduguri Road, specifically at Jiba town,” Nahum said.


 “On reaching Jiba town, some unknown armed men stopped them and kidnapped them alongside two other commuter vehicles. So they were taken away to the bush.”


The police spokesperson said investigation and a manhunt of the gunmen had commenced.


Nahum added that the police are implementing all necessary security measures to ensure the safe rescue of the hostages.


 “The police are in collaboration with other security forces, the military, the DSS and community members, to see how we can track the culprits and retrieve the victims,” he added.

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