Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen, have abducted the village head of Zira, Alhaji Yahya Abubakar and his son, Habibu Saleh in Toro Local Government Area in the state.
Both men were abducted after the gunmen attacked the village which is under the Rishi Police Division, a border village with Plateau State, at 2 a.m. on Saturday.
The Police Command in Bauchi State confirmed the attack and abduction of the Village Head and his son.
The confirmation was contained in a statement by the spokesman of the Command, SP Ahmed Wakil, made available to newsmen on Monday..
According to him, the gunmen attacked the village. Wakil said the police search team was on the trail in the forests of the area.
“The command has since dispatched a team of detectives and other police officers to rescue the victims and presently our men are combing the bush in search of the abducted victims.
“We assure residents that the abducted persons shall soon be rescued,” he said.
The spokesman also said the Commissioner of Police, Umar Sanda, had directed the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) to work assiduously to rescue the abducted victims.
He appealed to the general public to remain calm and go about their normal businesses and cooperate with the Police authorities.
Wakil also called on the public to report suspected movement of people as well as suspicious people to the police or security agencies in the area.