✕ CLOSE Online Special City News Entrepreneurship Environment Factcheck Everything Woman Home Front Islamic Forum Life Xtra Property Travel & Leisure Viewpoint Vox Pop Women In Business Art and Ideas Bookshelf Labour Law Letters
Click Here To Listen To Trust Radio Live

Abductors release Yola-based Hausa singer

A Hausa musician Ado Daukaka, who abducted six days ago in Yola, Adamawa State capital, has been released. Daukaka, who recently accused Adamawa State government officials…

A Hausa musician Ado Daukaka, who abducted six days ago in Yola, Adamawa State capital, has been released.

Daukaka, who recently accused Adamawa State government officials and elected representatives of corruption, said he was abandoned in a bush near Lafiya-Lamurde village, more than 80 kilometres from Yola.

Speaking to Daily Trust Wednesday on phone, Daukaka said he was starved and threatened by his armed abductors who warned him against delving into issues that did not concern him.

Narrating the incident, Daukaka said the armed men had claimed to be prospective patrons from Kano, saying they listened to his political song and wanted him to compose a similar song for them.

"Immediately I entered their car, they put a gun to my head, blindfolded me and kept me in a house within the metropolis. They did not beat me but they fed me with biscuit and milk," Daukaka said.
The Adamawa State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Othman Abubakar, confirmed that the singer was abandoned in Tino in Lamurde. He however said no arrest had been made so far.

Daukaka gained fame through his praise songs for politicians including former governor, Murtala Nyako and Governor Muhammadu Jibrilla.

VERIFIED: It is now possible to live in Nigeria and earn salary in US Dollars with premium domains, you can earn as much as $12,000 (₦18 Million).
Click here to start.