The uncle to Senator representing Adamawa Sentorial District, Elisha Ishaku Abbo, has been killed by gunmen.
This is as his step mother, identified as Rifkatu, was abducted by the gunmen.
Abbo is the senator facing assault charges for beating up a sales girl in a toy shop in Abuja.
Confirming the killing and abduction, the Adamawa Police Command spokesman, DSP Suleiman Yahaya, said the incident occurred on Saturday at about 3 a.m. at the family house of Abbo in Muchalla Village of Mubi North local government area.
Yahaya explained that the abductors were taking away the step mother identified as Rifkatu when Abbo’s uncle came out of his house nearby and raised alarm, but was immediately shot dead by the fleeing gunmen.
The command’s spokesman said the identity of Abbo’s uncle would be released later.
“Our men from the Inspector General of Police team are after them,” Yahaya said.
He also commented on Wednesday’s kidnapping of the Permanent Secretary of Adamawa Ministry of Mineral Resources, Mr. Emmanuel Piridimso, saying he was released on Friday.
“The kidnappers realized that we were closing up on them and have since released the man; he was released on Friday,” Yahaya said.
He called for public support to the police and other security agencies to effectively tackle crime in the state.