Ibrahim Wakkala, a former Deputy Governor of Zamfara State, was shot in the leg in Monday’s terrorist attack on an Abuja-Kaduna train.
An aide to the former Deputy Governor, who confirmed the report, told Channels Television that Wakkala who was returning from the APC National Convention, was shot during the gun duel between the terrorists and the military.
He added that Wakkala has been moved to a military hospital in Kaduna for treatment.
Also confirming the development, spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State, Yusuf Idris, said the ex-Deputy Governor was initially abducted by the terrorists during the attack and was successfully rescued by the combined forces of DSS and Military.
“He was initially abducted but was rescued by the DSS and military, it was during the process he sustain gunshot injury in the leg. He is very okay now, he is receiving treatment at the hospital in Kaduna state.” Idris added.