BREAKING: Gunmen invades Katsina Court, kidnaps Judge

Some unknown gunmen have kidnapped a judge at a Sharia Court in Bauren Zakat village in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State.

The Judge identified as Alhaji Husaini Sama’ila was kidnapped after the gunmen invaded the Court premises at around 3pm on Tuesday.

It is not clear why the judge was in court during the industrial action embarked upon by the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN).

JUSUN had on April 6 embarked on a strike, demanding compliance with the provisions of sections 81(3), 121(3) and 162(9) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) on financial autonomy of the judicial arm at the state level.

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Katsina is one of the North-West states where bandits are wreaking havoc.

Security operatives are yet to react to this incident.

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