A wife and son of an unnamed police security detail of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar have been kidnapped in lieu of the security detail who the kidnappers did not meet at home.
Sources said Wednesday that the incident took place in the night of Monday in Yolde-Pate, Yola, when the target was believed to be still around after reportedly having come to town with Atiku for the weekend.
“The kidnappers believed that the police personnel, being so close to Atiku, would have money, so they went for him but took his wife and son when they did not find him,” a source said.
Incidentally, Wednesday is the 74th birthday anniversary of Atiku Abubakar and Kidnappers thought the man is in Yola with hard currency and his aide is his mobile bank.
Our correspondent also learnt Wednesday morning that a brother of one of the state lawmakers was abducted about the same time elsewhere in Adamawa State.
Local sources said an elder brother of the state Majority Leader Hammantukur Yetisuri was abducted from his home in Jada Mbulo by gunmen who demanded N50 million as ransom.
The sources said the gunmen got to the community around 2am shooting into the area and breaking into the house of the lawmaker’s brother.
“They got away with the man, shouting that they would not return the man unless the family paid N50 million,” a source said.
The Public Relations Officer of the Adamawa State Police Command, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, confirmed the two abductions, including the aide to Atiku being a police officer, but he did not give names.
He gave assurance that the police would do everything to free the abducted people and bring the gunmen to book.
Meanwhile Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has felicitated with the former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on his 74th birth anniversary on Wednesday.
The Governor commended the former Vice President for his outstanding commitment to the unity and economic growth of the nation through his investments and activities, including always handy counselings on national issues.
He remarked that the towering role of Atiku, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential, Candidate in the 2019 elections, in the defence and promotion of democracy in Nigeria had remained enviable and inspirational.
Okowa recalled the former Vice-President’s dexterity, sagacity, courage and penchant for democratic values and ethos as a devout democrat, when he fought numerous political and legal battles to advance the course of democracy in the country.
He said that the Wazirin Adamawa was a detribalised Nigerian, whose benevolence had impacted many lives beyond tribe, religion, gender, social status and partisan frontiers.