By Ismail Auwal

Gunmen attempted to abduct the body of Isah Baba-Buji, a Jigawa State delegate who died during the ruling All Progressives Congress’s (APC) presidential primary elections.

The incident occurred when the corpse was being transported home, from Abuja, for burial.

The gunmen reportedly blocked the motorcade carrying the corpse along the troubled Abuja-Kaduna highway.

A Local Government Information Officer for Buji Council Area, Ali Safiyanu,  while confirming the incident said the kidnapping attempt forced those conveying the body to make a U-turn and return to Abuja.

“They returned to Abuja and spent the night there, the following day they passed through Nasarawa, Plateau, and Bauchi states before reaching Jigawa late Wednesday.

“He was buried that night on Wednesday in Birnin Kudu Local Government Area, ” Mr.Safiyanu said.

The deceased politician was the APC zonal vice chairman for Jigawa Southwest. He died on Tuesday in Abuja while preparing to move to the venue of the party convention.

The deceased was survived by two wives and 16 children.

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