Three unidentified gunmen have abducted former minister of foreign affairs, Ambassador Bagudu Hirse.
The incident happened right in front residence of President Muhammadu Buhari’s powerful nephew, Alhaji Mamman Daura, on Inuwa Wada road in Kaduna.
Hirse in the company of his friend, had gone to pay condolence visit to the family of the late Sultan of Sokoto, Ibrahim Dasuki on Kabiru road, few meters away from Inuwa Wada road and was said to have decided to make a quick stopover at the house of Daura who was at home and was receiving guests and other family members.
The gunmen were said to have engaged in a gun duel with security operatives guarding the home of the powerful cousin of President Muhammadu Buhari before abducting Mr. Hirse.
Mr. Daura was said to be shocked by the kidnapping, but left unharmed.
Security operatives have subsequently been drafted to protect Mr. Daura’s Kaduna residence.
Police are yet to issue a statement regarding the incident.