Gunmen on Sunday kidnapped Mallam Sani Ribadu, a junior brother of the former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu.
A source said Sani was kidnapped in his farm along Fufore, about 15 kilometres to Yola. There were fears the abduction might not be unconnected with politics.
Ribadu is one of the leading contenders for the governorship seat of the state said to be enjoying the support of the major stakeholders of the People’s Democratic Party in Abuja and Yola.
Sani is said to have been seized during a routine inspection visit to his farm on Sunday.
But there was suspicion of political motives last night because Sani was rated as “central to the campaign coordination of the ex-EFCC chairman.”
Apart from being a former chairman of Yola South Local Government Area, Sani Ribadu was also a former member of Adamawa State House of Assembly.
“The ex-LGA chairman was abducted and his car left intact on the farm. We cannot locate his whereabouts,” a source hinted last night.
“Apart from alerting the police, a search team has been put in place.”
“We are suspecting that he might have been targeted. But it is too early to draw any conclusion.”
The Special Assistant on Media to the ex-EFCC chairman, Mallam Abdulazeez Abdulazeez, who spoke with our correspondent at about 10pm, said: “It is true that some gunmen kidnapped Oga’s brother or cousin to put it in better perspective.”