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Gunmen Kidnap Wife Of Former Local Govt Boss In Jigawa

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The Jigawa State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of the wife of the former chairman of Kaugama Local Government Area in the state, Alhaji Ahmed Yahaya Marke by unknown gunmen.

The gunmen were said to have kidnapped the politician’s wife from their residence after storming the area around 1am on Wednesday.

The victim has been identified as Hajiya Fatima, the first wife of the former LGA chairman.

One of the victim’s children Aliyu Ahmad, who spoke to Channels Television about the incident, about 10 gunmen stormed the residence on motorcycles.

He added that the family members have been contacted, but no ransom has been demanded.

“Four of the gunmen entered our father’s home all armed, while six others were 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 for them to release her. We have also reported the case to the Kaugama divisional police station,” Ahmad explained.

The police public relations officer in the state, ASP Lawan Shisu also confirmed the incident, adding that the police are working together with vigilantes and local hunters in the community to trace the kidnappers and subsequently rescue the victim.

Meanwhile, operatives of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) have arrested a security operative attached to Bisi Fayemi, wife of the Governor of Ekiti State.

Naija News reports that this was made known by the Ekiti State Government on Wednesday.

The security detail was nabbed for rape. The incident allegedly took place on Monday July 5, 2021, in Abuja.





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