A top government official has been kidnapped in Zamfara State.

This information was revealed by the Zamfara State Government in an official statement made by Yusuf Idris, the director-general, press affairs, to Governor Bello Matawalle.

The statement reads thus:

“Zamfara State Governor, Dr Bello Matawalle, has described as terrible and disturbing, the Sunday afternoon abduction of the state’s Director of Budget, Alhaji Hamza Salihu, who was abducted along with two other persons near Kachia in Kaduna State while on their way to Akwanga in Nasarawa State on an official trip,” .

“It is very unfortunate that while efforts are being strengthened to stop armed banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling and other crimes peacefully without any bloodshed, some bad elements who have chosen to remain unrepentant will still use security uniforms to stop and kidnap unsuspecting law abiding citizens.”

The governor has however vowed to ensure the culprits are brought to book.