Shehu Sani’s aide seized by soldiers in Kaduna

Bashir Ahmed Hamadada, an aide to Senator Shehu Sani, has been arrested and kept incommunicado by soldiers in Kaduna.

Hamadada, who has been making critical posts on the political situation in the state, was arrested on Tuesday at his residence in Tudun-Wada area of Kaduna metropolis at about noon.

Narrating how he was picked up by the soldiers, his elder brother, Abdulkareem Ahmed Balele, said the soldiers came in two Hilux vans and a MBW car.

“The soldiers said they were sent to come and pick him. He asked them where they were taking him to, they said they were taking him to 1 Division of the Nigerian army in Kaduna,” Balele said.

“When we went to the headquarters of the 1 Division to see him, they said we cannot go in because we were not booked to be allowed in.”

Balele further said that on Wednesday, the army transferred Hamadada to the headquarters of the Kaduna state police command and “we were called to come and see him there”.

“He is with the police, we have seen him at the police command. We asked them the offence he has committed, but we were told that he was being investigated and he will be charges to court tomorrow,” he said.

Mohammed Dole, a colonel and spokesman of the I Division of the Nigerian army, did not respond to telephone calls from TheCable .

However, Aliyu Mukhtar, spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, declined to make any comment on the matter, saying the police commissioner will address the media on the issue on Friday.

“I am not in a position to say anything on the matter. The CP (police commissioner) will address the press on the issue tomorrow,” Mukhtar said.