Gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted a popular politician in Bauchi State, Alhaji Uba Boris.
It was gathered that Boris was accosted by the gunmen at the CBN roundabout close to the AA Rano filling station along the Federal Lowcost road at about 8 pm on Wednesday, July 7.
The kidnappers were said to have trailed him on two power bikes until they got to the Nassarawa gate where they stopped his car after firing rounds of gunshots to scare people away.
According to an eyewitness, who spoke to Nigerian Tribune, the gunmen dragged the politician from from his car, bundled him into a waiting vehicle and drove off still firing shots into the air.
The eyewitness added that at first the kidnappers drove along Nassarawa street but made a u-turn after sighting a Police patrol van ahead and then sped along the Federal Lowcost road.
Another eyewitness said that he was at a car dealer stand with his friends for the evening Moslem prayers when the gunmen started shooting sporadically before they seized and bundled Boris inside a waiting car and zoomed off.