Terrorists on Wednesday, Aug. 11 abducted the wife and seven-month-old son of Babangida Ibrahim, a former local government councilor in Zamfara State, Northwest Nigeria.
According to the state Police Command, the attackers had visited the house of the politician at Damba in Gusau at about 12.30 a.m. leaving him with a gunshot wound.
Muhammad Shehu, police spokesperson in the state who confirmed the development to HumAngle, said Ibrahim was currently receiving treatment in a hospital.
“Yes, the Police are on the trail of the hoodlums. Meanwhile, an investigation has commenced to ensure the rescue of the victims,” Shehu said in a telephone conversation with HumAngle.
“The Commissioner of Police in the state, Hussaini Rabi’u, also directed thorough investigation on the matter to ensure the arrest of the perpetrators.”
Kidnapping for ransom has been on the rise across the state as it topped the chart for cases of abduction in June.
HumAngle reported that residents of Balgare community of Bakura Local Government Area in the state, on Friday, Aug. 6, blocked a major highway in the state to protest what they described as the government’s failure to protect them and their properties following incessant terror attacks and extortions by terrorists.
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