June 9, 2023

The Sarkin Fulani of Ilorin, Usman Adamu Hardo, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Ilorin.

Hardo was kidnapped on Thursday at around 8:00am, around the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital in Ilorin.

Ibrahim Muhammed, a resident of Ilorin, told Daily Trust that Sarkin Fulani was on his way to the bank in his car with his son Babangida when some gunmen barricaded their way in a vehicle.

“They asked him to come out from his own vehicle and join them, I learned that he was carrying some cash to bank when they kidnapped him.

“His car was later recovered with his phone inside, it was right now with the police,” he said

When contacted, the spokesperson of the Kwara state police command, Ajayi Okasanmi, after picking the call, dropped on correspondent and did not reply the text sent to him.

Sarkin Usman Adamu Hardo’s son was later sent to his mother – Hajiya Aina’u Usaman.

She says, “They did not go with Babangida (his son). He has come back home.

“He told us that it was three of the gunmen that came out of their vehicle and forced my husband to join them in their car.

“He pleaded with them to collect the money with him and set him free, but they refused, telling him that they have been looking for him for so long.

“They spoke Hausa language with their faces covered and they were wearing kaftan,” she added

Aina’u added that her husband is battling health challenges as at the time of his kidnap, and urged for his rescue.


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