Gunmen Murder Sen. Abbo’s Uncle, Kidnap Step-Mother

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An uncle to Senator Ishaku Abbo got killed while his step-mother was abducted, Adamawa Police Command has confirmed.

The command Spokesman, DSP Suleiman Yahaya, confirmed the incident to in Yola on Saturday.

Yahaya said the incident occurred on Saturday at about 3 a.m. at the family house of Abbo in Muchalla Village of Mubi North Local Government Area.

Yahaya explained that the abductors were taking away the step mother identified as Rifkatu when Abbo’s uncle came out of his house nearby and raised alarm, but was immediately shot to death by the fleeing gunmen.

The command’s spokesman said the identity of Abbo’s uncle would be released later.

Said Yahay: “Our men from the Inspector General of Police team are after them”.

He also commented on Wednesday’s kidnapping of the Permanent Secretary of Adamawa Ministry of Mineral Resources, Mr Emmanuel Piridimso, saying he was released on Friday.

Said he: “The kidnappers realized that we were closing up on them and have since released the man; he was released on Friday”.

He called for public support to the police and other security agencies to effectively tackle crime in the state.

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