Ahmed Abubakar, Dutse
Hajiya Ladi, the 70-year-old mother of Governor Muhammed Badaru Abubakar’s former Special Adviser on Politics, Alhaji Yahaya Muhammad (Bigman), is reported to have been abducted by unknown persons in the early hours of Tuesday.
The abductors were said to have demanded the payment of N50 million ransom to secure her release.
The armed kidnappers, said to number about six, had reportedly stormed the residence of the governors former aide, where his aged mother and other relatives are living, at around 2 am and forcefully took the hostage away.
According to a family source, the kidnappers came on motorcycles and threatened to kill anyone that attempted to stop them.
He said that they specifically demanded for the mother of the governor’s aide and took her away stating that they will contact them later in the day.
The Commissioner of Police Mr Bala Zama Senchi, confirmed to Daily Sun by phone that the kidnappers abducted the 70-year-old mother of the former aide at her Kaya village residence in Danladin Gumel constituency of Sule Tankarkar local government area of northern Jigawa.
According to the Commissioner, several police officers were immediately deployed to the surrounding towns and villages to locate the hiding place of the abductors.
Mr Senchi said the Command is on the trail of the kidnappers whom have already started contacting the victims family demanding ransom payment.