Gunmen on Saturday struck Muchalla Ward in Mubi North Local Government of Adamawa State, killing Ishaku Abbo, uncle to the senator representing Adamawa North senatorial zone, Cliff Elisha Abbo, and kidnapping his nursing stepmother, Madam Rifkatu Ishaku.
An eyewitness told Newsmen that the ugly incident happened around 1 pm on Saturday afternoon causing massive anxiety and uproar in the sleepy village.
The eyewitness said the gun-toting daredevil marauders, on arriving the area, went straight to Senator Ishaku Abbo’s family house and abducted the senator’s nursing stepmother who delivered about 11 days ago.
“As they made their way with the victim, Abbo’s uncle came out of his room and on sighting the gunmen raised alarm.
“Immediately, the gunmen opened fire on him leading to his death and they went away with the victim unchallenged. Right now the village is in mourning,” the eyewitness said.
The image maker of Adamawa State Police Command, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, confirmed the incident, adding that police have been deployed and are currently on the trail of the assailants.
“Our men from the IG rapid response team in conjunction with men from the anti-kidnapping unit as well as men from homicide unit have been deployed in order to rescue and arrest the suspects,” he said.