Unknown gunmen have kidnapped Alhaji Aminu Bodai, a member of the Sokoto State House of Assembly in Bodai village of Dange/Shuni Local Government Area of the state.
The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Abubakar Sadiq, who confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto on Thursday l, said that the state command received the information from the Divisional Police Officer of the area.
Bodai, is a member of the All Progressives Congress representing Dange/Shuni state constituency.
Sadiq said that the gunmen in the early hours of Thursday went to the residence of the lawmaker and abducted him.
According to him, upon receiving the information, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Ibrahim Kaoje, directed a re-enforcement to the division to track the abductors.
He said that policemen were currently carrying out full surveillance of the forest surrounding the village of Bodai and neighboring communities.
Sadiq assured that the police were working closely with other security agencies to maintain a peaceful and secured environment in the state.
He called on the public to continue to support the security agencies by providing useful information about strange activities in their areas of residence.