Kidnappers abduct lawmaker’s wife, demand N100m ransom

The wife of a Katsina lawmaker Abubakar Suleiman Tunas, representing Ingawa Constituency at the State House of Assembly, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

Vanguard reports that the kidnappers are demanding N100m as ransom for her to be released. According to report, the victim Mabaruka, was abducted right in the lawmaker’s home in Ingawa local government area of the state.

The lawmaker reported confirmed the abduction to the state governor while narrating the incident on Saturday, March 3 evening when he received Aminu Bello Masari.

Masari was accompanied by the Minister of State for Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika on visit to sympathize with the lawmaker. He said the kidnappers stormed his residence in their numbers visited on Thursday, March 1 night and left with his junior wife Mabaruka when thy could not find him. Tunas said the bandits also carried away valuables such as money, jewelries, and cellphones.

The kidnappers, the lawmaker said had called to demand for ransom.

The Governor, prayed Allah to prevent a reoccurance of the incident and for the safe return of his wife. When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Gambo Isah said he will make inquiry on the development.