Unidentified gunmen today attempted to kidnap Alhaji Mamman Daura, President Mohammadu Buhari’s nephew and one of the key members of the president’s kitchen cabinet.
Elombah.com learnt another person was however abducted by the heavily armed gunmen who stormed Daura’s Kaduna home to carry out the abduction in what was suspected to be a case of mistaken identity.
Sources say the kidnappers shot sporadically injuring some individuals during the kidnap attempt.
The injured are being treated in the hospital.
Latest information indicates the abducted person is Nigeria’s former minister of foreign affairs, Bagudu Hirse.
Daily Trust Newspapers reports that the ex-minister was kidnapped on Inuwa Wada road in Kaduna, in front of the home of Mamman Daura.
The paper quotes a witness as saying Mr. Hirse was set to visit Mr. Daura when the three masked gunmen stopped in front of his car and abducted him.
More details soon….