The Bauchi State Police command today declared one of the trekkers for President Muhammadu Buhari missing after his father made an official complaint about his son’s unknown whereabouts.
Nurudeen Maimako, a resident of Dass town in Bauchi State, left his hometown on May 15 to Abuja, but has not been seen since then.
Maimako joined the long list of Nigerians trekking for President Buhari in solidarity with the president after he won the presidential elections. He left his state on foot to Abuja, to attend the inauguration ceremony of Buhari.
A statement from the spokesperson of the command, DSP Haruna Mohammed, made available to the public narrated Maimako’s ordeal.
“ On the 3/6/2015 at about 11:15am,one Muhammadu Hussaini ,male, of Dass town, reported at Dass Divisional Police Headquarters, that on 15/5/2015 at about 6.00am,his son, one Nuruddeen Maimako, male and 38 years, left Dass on Foot Solidarity to attend the swearing in ceremony of President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.
“Since then, his whereabouts is not known and all efforts made to locate him proved abortive.
“The last contact he (father) had with Maimako was when he (son) informed them that he was in Jos, Plateau State.
“Particulars of the son are: 1.50 metres tall, Jarawa by tribe, light in complexion and speaks English and Hausa fluently.
Members of the public who know his whereabouts are to report at the nearest Police Station, or contact his father through GSM no 07051789119,” the statement concluded.
Late in April, another man, Adamu Abdullahi, announced his intention to walk from Maiduguri to Abuja to honour president Buhari.
Five other men had said they were going to trek from Nigeria to Mecca to honour Buhari. But it seems the era of trekking faded at some point as 35-year-old Isa Kwarawanga of Zubo village in Shiraz local government area, who trekked from Jama’are to Bauchi to appreciate the victory of the state governor-elect, Barrister Mohammed Abubakar, met no welcoming party.
Meanwhile, the governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, has lamented that the current level of unemployment in the country has forced many Nigerian youths to become ‘political trekkers’.