A heavily armed yet to be identified men on Tuesday, kidnapped Alhaji Hassan Attahiru, the Emir of Zamfara state.
It was learnt that the seasoned monarch was abducted along the insecurity ravaged Kaduna-Abuja highway.
Online reports has it that the gunmen had opened fire on the convoy of the monarch forcing his vehicle to abruptly stop, before they whisked him away to an unknown destination believed to be in a forest.
Commuters who were plying the highway at the time of the incident, were reported to have abandoned their vehicles and scampered for safety in bushes.
At the moment, it was not yet confirmed the number of people kidnapped alongside the Emir; but some unverified reports has it that at least five more persons were also whisked away.
At the time of the report, there has been no official statement by security operatives in that regards.
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