Ado Dahiru Daukaka a popular musician who was abducted by unknown men has been found about 80 kilomotres from his house.
The fiery critic was kidnapped on Saturday, June 25 on his way to mosque in Yola, the capital of Adamawa but was later found weak and famished in Lamurde village.
The singer had released a controversial song titled “Gyara Kayanka”, or “Put your house in order” in the local Hausa language where he accused local lawmakers of being selfish and corrupt. He also predicted that the All Progressives Congress will be voted out in 2019 because some loyalists of President Muhammadu Buhari were corrupt.
The musician who was recuperating in a hospital following his release said he was kidnapped because of his criticism.
“They asked me why I sniff around other people’s affair which clearly shows that my kidnap had to do with my work as a singer.
“I was never physically harmed by my captors but I was quite traumatised by being abducted and held captive.”
Atiku Mustapha who is a relative of Daukaka said he was a political target.
“It is obvious his disappearance is an abduction by some interests who are infuriated by his latest song which exposed corruption among legislators at the state house of assembly.
“We believe they abducted him as a warning to other critics like him. They just want to muzzle critics.”
Hadiza Adamu who is one of the wives of the singer said he had no enemies.
“My husband is not known to be at loggerheads with anyone. The only explanation we could provide is that he could have angered some powerful interests with his songs.”
Othman Abubakar who is the spokesperson of the state police confirmed the incident and said investigation has already started into the case.