Three unidentified gunmen on Sunday, November 20, 2016 abducted former minister of foreign affairs, Ambassador Bagudu Hirse in front of the residence of President Muhammadu Buhari’s powerful nephew, Mamman Daura, on Inuwa Wada Road in Kaduna, Vanguard reports.
Hirse in the company of his friend, had gone to pay condolence visit to the family of the late Sultan of Sokoto, Ibrahim Dasuki on Kabiru Road, few meters away from Inuwa Wada Road and was said to have decided to make a quick stopover at the house of Daura who was at home and was receiving guests and other family members.
An eyewitness told journalists that Hirse alighted with a friend he simply identified as Talba from his car and was exchanging pleasantries with some guests who were standing in front of the house, when an ash coloured Toyota Corolla car drove into the street at top speed and stopped in front of Hirse and his friends.
He said the three armed masked young men jumped down from the car and accosted the former minister almost immediately.
“From what I could hear, they were asking him to get into their car but he was trying to seek further explanations from them but at that time, people started approaching the scene so one of them raised the gun he was holding and made to shoot but it did not fire, he tried it the second time and it failed, but the third time, a shot rang and people ran for dear lives