Gunmen Kidnap Judge Inside Court in Katsina


Unknown gunmen, on Tuesday, abducted a judge at a Sharia Court in Bauren Zakat village in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State.

Eyewitnesses said that the attackers broke into the court around 3pm and abducted the judge identified as Alhaji Husaini Sama’ila.

The court was relocated to Safana due to security reasons.

It is not clear why the judge was in court during the industrial action embarked upon by the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria.

JUSUN had on April 6 embarked on a strike, demanding compliance with the provisions of Sections 81(3), 121(3) and 162(9) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) on financial autonomy of the judicial arm at the state level.

Katsina is one of the NorthWest states where bandits are wreaking havoc.

Police in the state have yet to issue any reaction to the incident.

The Nigerian Voice

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