A law maker representing Sumaila/Takai Federal Constituency, Garba Durbunde, was kidnapped by unknown gunmen on the Abuja-Jere axis of the Abuja-Kaduna highway.

Garba Durbunde, a longstanding political associate of former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso was a Commissioner for Rural and Community Development after serving in the Kano House of Assembly. 

The House of representative member left Abuja for Kano around 5pm on Tuesday but was flagged down close to Jere Town by unknown gunmen who took him away.

In a reaction to the unfortunate incident, Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje condemned the act and tasked the police to secured his release from captivity.

Kidnapping of high profile Nigerians appears to have spiked over the last year with more people including students forcefully taken away by the abductors who in turn demand for exorbitant sums as ransom.