Bandit operations in Nasarawa State: Another death recorded in Labaran Maku’s family.

The family of the former Minister of Information and Gubernatorial candidate of Nasarawa State, Labaran Maku is deep mourning as another dead body of the son of his brother Usman Maku young Salisu Maku who was kidnapped was found dead Wednesday.

Salisu Maku’s who was kidnapped in Gudi, was found dead amid the funeral of his sister, Sahadatu, who was shot dead by kidnappers suspected to be Fulani on Tuesday. The bandits demanded N20 million.

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani had invaded the home of the elder brother to Labaran Maku in Gudi, the hometown of Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule, and killed his daughter. They also abducted his eldest son, Salisu, and the wife, Asamawu who is still in captivity.

A resident of Gudi, Mr. Kaura Danladi, said that over 10 gunmen invaded the town at about 8p.m. on Tuesday, shooting sporadically and headed for Maku’s residence, some 200 metres away from the governor’s.

Danladi said that Maku’s daughter, who graduated from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, was shot through the window by the bandits. She died while being rushed to the hospital by family members.

After the daughter was buried at the family compound, there was pandemonium yesterday when news came that the lifeless body of Salisu had been found few metres away from the house.

According to Jonah Yakubu, the kidnappers are demanding N20 million before the release of Salisu’s wife.

Last week, over 30 passengers were kidnapped by gunmen along Mararaba Udege/Loko highway and nothing has been heard about them since then.


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