A popular musician in Adamawa State, Ado Daukaka, has gone missing hours after his new album, which condemned corrupt practices, hit the airwave, his family said. He went missing after some unknown persons visited his home in the wee hours of Saturday, his wives said.
Daukaka, who came to limelight during the reign of ex-Governor, Murtala Nyako, with his popular praise song for the former governor, “Baba mai mangoro ndottijon arziki”, was last seen on Saturday after he left for early morning prayer. The musician’s wives were quoted as saying some strangers came asking for him after he set out for prayer.
One of Mr. Daukaka’s wives was delivered of a baby last week. But having gone missing, his family missed him at the naming ceremony. Already, family members, neighbours and fans are linking his disappearance with his latest song tilted”Gyara kayanka” where he alleged that some elected politicians of the ruling All Progressives Congress were deceiving the electorate.
“It is not surprising that he could be abducted because of his song because in his new song in which he compared the present and past elected members of the Adamawa State House of Assembly. The way and manner things are happening will not augur well for the state. They just want to intimidate those that are criticising the charade playing out in the state,” Atiku Mustapha, a relative, said.
The leader of the Adamawa Concern Citizens, a pressure group in the state, Hussaini Bello, said:
“We totally condemn the abduction of this famous singer. We are investigating the matter and whoever that has hand in it must be exposed. In our society singers use their God-giving talents to capture the mood of the society, the songs sometimes don’t go down well with those in power except if the singer praises them.”