Gunmen purportedly working for Kogi State governor Yahaya Bello kidnapped Safiu, the stepbrother of Abdulkarim Asuku, the chief of staff of the governor of Kogi.
According to information obtained by SaharaReporters, Safiu was kidnapped by the governor’s hit men on Monday under the command of a Nigerian Navy officer only known as Charles.
According to reports, the victim just defected from the All Progressives Congress and enrolled in the Peoples Democratic Party.
“The boy’s name is Safiu, he is actually a step brother to the Chief of Staff. He was with APC and switched to PDP. Reason he was kidnapped. They fear he knows much about their atrocities. He was working as political thug to Yahaya Bello before he left APC; he was involved in many attacks on political opponents in Kogi State. So, they felt losing him to PDP would be disastrous,” a source said.
“So they sent Nigerian Navy officers who are loyal to the governor to kidnap him today. The hit-men working for the governor picked him up; they have taken him somewhere else. The group who kidnapped him was led by one Charles; he is the head of the hit-men working for Yahaya Bello.
“The whereabouts of the guy kidnapped is currently unknown as he is not in the naval base.”