The Dodo of Wawa, in Borgu local government area of Niger State, Dr. Mahmud Ahmed Aliyu, has been kidnapped.
It was gathered that the chieftain was abducted from his palace in Wawa town on Saturday night and taken to an unknown destination.
Wawa was one of the oldest emirates carved out of Kwara State when Niger was created. The Dodo of Wawa used to be a second-class chief under the old Kwara State but was downgraded to a District Head in the present Niger State.
A source close to the palace told newsmen that bandits, numbering about seven, stormed the palace after the late evening prayers and seized the District Head, who has just returned from the mosque.
He said the assailants arrived at the palace on motorcycles, shooting sporadically into the air and headed for their target.
“From all indication, their mission was to take away the Dodo because they didn’t branch anywhere neither did they abducted anyone else,” he explained.