A female councillor in Plateau State, Hannatu Bawa, has been abducted by bandits.
The councillor represents Kabwir-Fadar Ward in the Kanke Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered that she was in her house located on Kabwir-Dawaki Road in the council area when the bandits stormed the community in the early hours of Tuesday and abducted her to an unknown destination.
A resident of the Kabwir community, Julius Godiya, confirmed the kidnapping of the female councillor to in Jos on Tuesday.
Godiya said, “It was around 3 am on Tuesday that the bandits came and abducted the female councillor.
“She was sleeping in her house in Kabwir when she was kidnapped. Her abductors gained entrance into her apartment through the window which has no burglary proof and forcefully removed her through the window.
“Her door was still locked when community members gathered at her place during daybreak.”
Godiya added that the matter had been reported to security agents who later arrived the community.
The spokesman for the Plateau State Police Command, Alabo Alfred, also confirmed the incident when contacted.
He said, ” Yes, the command is aware of the abduction of the female councillor in Kanke LGA. We are on top of the situation because our officers and men have been deployed to the community and are working to rescue the victim from her abductors.”