Gunmen kidnap Zamfara lecturer’s wife, two daughters

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From Maiharaji Altine, Gusau


Gunmen suspected to be bandits have kidnapped the wife and two daughters of a lecturer with the Federal College of Education Technical Gusau in Zamfara State, Dr. Abdurrazak Muazu.


The wife, Binta Umar Jabaka and the two daughters, Maryam Abdurrazak and Hafsat Abdurrazak were kidnapped in their house, in Mareri village an outskirts of Gusau town, the state capital at about one o’clock in the night on Friday.

A staff of the institution, Mohammad Lawal informed Analyzer news that, the gunmen entered into the house of Dr. Abdurrazak in an attempt to abduct him but could not see him as he hid into the ceiling when he heard their movements.

Lawal said, “The gunmen jumped over the wall and entered into Dr Abdurrazak’s residence in order to kidnap him but he escaped through the ceiling”.


“They searched the house for over an hour looking for him, but when they could not see him, they abducted his wife, Binta and his two daughters, Maryam and Hafsat”.

Lawal said, the bandits have called Dr Abdurrazak this afternoon and told him that, they were holding his wife and two children.

“They called him this afternoon and told him that, his wife and two daughters are in their hands but they did not specifically tell him the money he is to give as ransom”. Concluded Lawal.

The spokesperson of the state police command SP Mohammed Shehu has confirmed the incident to Analyzer news, stressing that, “the Command has since drafted its Tactical operatives to pursue the bandits in order to rescue the victims”.

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