Unknown gunmen in the early hours of Saturday abducted Hajiya Zahra’u, the wife of the lawmaker representing Miga constituency in the Jigawa State House of Assembly, Alhaji Aliyu Dangyatum Haruna,
The lawmaker’s wife was kidnapped from her residence in Dangyatum village in Miga local government area of the state.
Reports from the state indicated that the criminals arrived at the village in large numbers at around 4:00 and whisked her away.
The police public relations officer in the state, SP Abdul Jinjiri, said, “at around 3 to 4 am of Saturday some gunmen numbering about five came to the residence of the assembly member and forcefully took away his wife Zahra’u to an unknown destination.”
The PPRO said the men are likely to be kidnappers even though they are yet to reach out to anyone on a possible ransom to be paid.
According to him, the abductors arrived at the village on foot kept their motorcycles in the bush near the village.
“Our men have already swung into action. Police are giving the criminals a hot chase and we are optimistic that we are going to trace and rescue the victim and arrest the perpetrators,” the PPRO said.
When contacted, the state commissioner for information, Col. Mohammed Alhassan, also confirmed the kidnapping. He assured that there is a strategy being worked on to ensure Hajiya Zahra’u’s release safely back to her family.
It would be recalled that in 2019, the mother of the special adviser to the state governor was kidnapped in her village and released after the family paid about N20 million to secure her release.