The Adamawa state police command on Saturday, July 13, confirmed the killing of an uncle of Elisha Abbo, a senator representing Adamawa north at the Nigerian Senate, and the abduction of his stepmother.
Yaahoo Journalist understands that the command spokesman, Suleiman Yahaya confirmed the incident to NAN in Yola on Saturday.
The command spokesman said the incident occurred around 3 am on Saturday at the family house of Abbo in Muchalla village of Mubi north local government area.
Speaking further, Yahaya explained that the abductors were taking away the stepmother identified as Rifkatu when Abbo’s uncle came out of his house nearby and raised alarm, but was immediately shot to death.
The Adamawa state police command spokesman said the identity of Abbo’s uncle would be released later.
“Our men from the inspector-general of police team are after them,” Yahaya said.
Yahaya also said Emmanuel Piridimso, permanent secretary of Adamawa ministry of mineral resources, who was abducted on Wednesday was released on Friday.
“The kidnappers realised that we were closing up, on them and have since released the man; he was released on Friday,” Yahaya said.
Yahaya called for public support to the police and other security agencies to effectively tackle crime in the state.
Yaahoo Journalist recalls that Senator Abbo made headlines when the video of him assaulting a woman at a sex toy shop in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital went viral.