A storm of reactions by Nigerians has greeted the kidnap of district head of Daura, Alhaji Musa Umar in Daura, Katsina state, the home country of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Naija News had reported earlier that the kidnappers stormed Umar’s Daura residence around 7 pm on Wednesday, and sporadically shot into the air, scaring bystanders away before Umar was kidnapped.
This online news platform learned that Umar had just returned from the mosque where he took part in the evening prayer when the incident happened.
Umar was sitting in front of his house with some people when the kidnappers came in a Peugeot 406 saloon car.
The victim, a former officer of the Nigeria Customs Service (NSC), is reported to be the father of Fatima Musa, wife of Mohammed Abubakar, Buhari’s aide de camp (ADC).
Moments after the news of the kidnap broke, Nigerians took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to air their opinions on the matter.
Naija News captured some of the reactions below…
If gunmen can abduct Buhari’s in-law right there at President Buhari’s ancestral home in Daura, ‘then non of us is safe back home in Nigeria’.. pic.twitter.com/Uy2ehuvVMC
— Free Thinker(Alpha Female) (@firstladyship) May 2, 2019
Kidnappers storm Daura, abduct President Buhari ADC’s father in-law.
As the chickens are coming home to roast, When will the service Chiefs resign or be sacked. pic.twitter.com/Mti27x1FAv
— Mr Dee (@Devcron5) May 2, 2019
Behold! This is Musa Umar Daura (District Head of Daura). He has been kidnapped at his resident in Daura by unknown gunmen. We ask our Government to promptly secure his release. pic.twitter.com/DIMdPiMx7Z
— BAYAJIDDA || (@ahmerdganga) May 1, 2019
PMB is effectively ruling the Country from UK as @GarShehu emphatically stated. I sympathetise with the Daura District head, it is the Next Level experience, he promised that it will be tougher. Charity begins at home. PMB has finally taken his good governance mantra to his town.
— Aliyu (@AliyuKwarbai) May 1, 2019
Alhaji Musa Umar, the district head of Daura, President @MBuhari ’s hometown, has been kidnapped by four unidentified gunmen.
The kidnappers stormed his residence at 7pm on #Wednesday and shot into the air, scaring the hell out of bystanders, who scampered for safety. pic.twitter.com/Q6aZIUZLvR
— Abubaq'r Muhammed Belluchii. (Kogi Son) (@Bellkonekt) May 1, 2019
If reports are to be believed, the father in law of @MBuhari's ADC has been kidnapped in Daura.
Chickens are coming home to roost
— The Male Arya Stark (@I_Am_Ilemona) May 1, 2019
The father in-law of Buhari's ADC has been kidnapped in Daura
They have started knocking at the president's door
— Nafiu T (@nafeezi) May 1, 2019
Newsreport: Kidnappers storm Daura. Abduct Bubu's ADC's father in-law
The Great Oracle: See, See-Finish
— Great Oracle (@AbdulMahmud01) May 1, 2019
Buhari's ADC In-law, Village Chief, has been kidnapped in Daura.
Over a dozen people were killed in Safana, Katsina.
Bandits kills old man in Guzurawa, Katsina State.
Allah ya kawo mana saukin wannan bala'i da ya auko mana.
— Mr. MA Malumfashi (@m_malumfashi) May 1, 2019
It is now confirmed that Alh Musa Uba, Magajin Garin Daura, has been kidnapped from his Daura residence amidst sporadic gunshots just a few minutes back. Public was witness to the sad incidence.
This is terribly shocking and daring.
— M (@mmahbubb) May 1, 2019
Breaking News :
Insecurity is getting worst in Nigeria, nobody is save.
Kidnappers abducts President Muhammadu Buhari's ADC father-in-law in Buhari's village, Daura.
Details coming soon…
~ Nkiruka Nistoran
— Nkiruka Nistoran (@NkirukaNistoran) May 1, 2019
The father in-law of Buhari's ADC has just been kidnapped in Daura
As I always say if your govt is fooling you, don't fool yourself
— Abdul Basit (@AA_Basitt) May 1, 2019