The District Head of Malumfashi and Galadiman Katsina, Justice Mamman Nasir on Monday, escaped a kidnap as unknown gunmen failed in their attempt to abduct him.
The former President of the Court of Appeal, Nasir, is said to have escaped back home unhurt, but his aide, called Aminu, was not so lucky as he was taken away by the kidnappers.
According to NAN, the incident occurred between Gora and Yammama villages on Dayi-Malumfashi road in Malumfashi Local Government Area of Katsina State.
The gunmen were said to have blocked the road searching vehicles, looking for who to kidnap.
It was gathered that the District Head had switched vehicle to escape the kidnappers, but his aide was not quick enough and was taken away along with other travellers into nearby bushes.
A resident of Malumfashi, who spoke on conditions of anonymity confirmed the incident, adding that sympathisers had trooped to Galadima’s palace to commiserate with him over the incident.