Kaduna: Gunmen kidnap Former NLC President

Former president of the  Nigeria Labour Congress, Comrade Takai Shamang, has been abducted in his hometown, Biniki, in the Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Shamang, 78, was also a former president general of the National Union of Electricity and Gas Workers, now National Union of Electricity Employees, between 1982 and 1989.

The well-respected figure in the community, who is the president and founder of the Gantys Aid for Widows, Orphans and Needy Foundation, popularly known as the GAWON Foundation, is known for his extensive philanthropic work.

Confirming the development to journalists on Sunday, his daughter, Grace Yohanna Abbin, said her father was abducted at his residence in Biniki at about 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 5, 2024.

Abbin, who is the Manager of Salama Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) Kafanchan, said a large group of kidnappers broke into her father’s residence and forcefully whisked him away to an unknown destination.

She said the authorities were investigating the incident, and efforts are underway to secure his release. “The community and family members are appealing to the public for any information that could aid in his safe return,” she said.

She added that the family, friends and well-wishers remain hopeful for his safe return.

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