Alhaji Bala Abubakar Hassan

Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 10 in Sokoto state, Alhaji Bala Hassan, on Sunday said the police is working round the clock to rescue Alhaji Mohammed Usman the Emir of Bukkuyum in Zamfara.

Alhaji Usman was abducted at his palace on Friday night.

According to Hassan, available intelligence information indicated that the Emir is being held hostage within the zone which comprises of Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states.

?The three commissioners of the police in the zone, along with other security agencies are doing everything possible to rescue the abducted traditional ruler. I have also directed the Commissioners of Police to strengthen working relationship with members of the vigilance group to identify the area where the Emir is being held,? he said.

The AIG however appealed to the people to furnish the police with information that would assist it in rescuing the Emir.

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