Judge Reportedly Kidnapped Inside Sharia Court In Katsina


Ekiti Court Sentences Assistant Commissioner Of Police To Life Imprisonment For Buying Car From KidnappersGunmen have reportedly abducted a judge identified as Alhaji Husaini Sama’ila at a Sharia Court in Bauren Zakat village in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State.

According to Daily Trust, sources stated that the attackers broke into the court around 3pm on Tuesday and abducted the judge.

It was gathered that the court was relocated to Safana due to security reasons.

It is however not clear why the judge was in court during the industrial action embarked upon by Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN).

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It would be recalled that JUSUN on April 6 embarked on a strike, demanding compliance with the provisions of sections 81(3), 121(3) and 162(9) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) on financial autonomy of the judicial arm at the state level.

Katsina is one of the states most affected by terrorism and banditry in Nigeria’s North-West region.

On December 11, 2020, some bandits kidnapped 344 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara. They were released about a week later.

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Also, on December 19, 84 Islamiyya students of Hizburrahim Islamiyya in Mahuta village, Dandume Local Government Area of the state were also kidnapped but got rescued shortly after.

As at the time of filing this report, security operatives were yet to react to this incident.

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