Yaya Adamu, the elder brother of Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed has reportedly been kidnapped.
This is coming barely 24 hours after Governor Mohammed was quarantined at his residence, having tested positive to the coronavirus.
The Governor’s elder brother was said to have been kidnapped around 7.30 pm on Wednesday at Ungwan Jaki in Bauchi metropolis by gunmen.
A close relative told Vanguard that Adamu’s abduction is a double tragedy for the governor and his family because of his health status.
“It is true that the elder brother of the governor was kidnapped yesterday. The whole thing is confusing because we don’t know which to focus on; whether it is the health of the governor or to find his missing brother.
“I just hope they don’t hurt him. That gentleman (Governor’s brother) doesn’t deserve this. I hope they release him on time so that he can reunite with his family,” he said.
All efforts to reach the Bauchi State Police Command to confirm the development was unproductive as the PPRO, DSP Kamal Datti Abubakar did not answer his phone calls.