Daily Trust

Gunmen abduct ex-council chairman’s wife in Jigawa


Gunmen have abducted the wife of a former chairman of Kaugama Local Government Area in Jigawa, Ahmed Yahaya Marke.

The victim, Fatima, was reportedly taken away by the gunmen, who stormed the family residence in the wee hours of Wednesday.

One of the children of the victim, Ahmad confirmed the abduction to Daily Trust yesterday.

He said after forcing their way into the residence, the gunmen beat the women in the house and thereafter whisked away the victim.

According to him, “Four of the gunmen entered our father’s home all armed, while six others were keeping watch outside. They beat the women in the house and whisked away my mother on their motorcycle.”

“They have called us but they are yet to tell us the amount we have to pay them to release her. We have also reported the case to the Kaugama divisional police station.”

The state’s Police command said it has launched a rescue mission to get the captive released unharmed.

Police spokespers­on in the state, Lawan Shisu, said officers were working together with vigilantes and local hunters in the community to rescue the victim unharmed.

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