Maku’s kidnapped son found dead near home


Salisu Maku, the kidnapped son of Mr Usman Maku, who was kidnapped in Gudi, was found dead amid the funeral of his sister, Sahadatu, who was shot dead by kidnappers on Tuesday.

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani had invaded the home of the elder brother to Labaran Maku in Gudi, the hometown of Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, and killed his daughter. They also abducted his eldest son, Salisu, and the wife, Asamawu.

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Usman Maku’s daughter, Sahadatu, who graduated from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, was shot through the window by the bandits. She died while being rushed to the hospital by family members.

After the daughter was buried at the family compound, there was pandemonium when news came that the lifeless body of Salisu had been found a few metres away from the house.

According to Jonah Yakubu, the kidnappers are demanding N20 million before the release of Salisu’s wife.

Meanwhile, Governor Sule has convened a state-wide security meeting at the Banquet Hall of the Government House in Lafia.

In his opening speech, the Governor emphasised his administration’s determination to ensure peace and security of lives and property in the state.

Sule, however, told Fulani chiefs to tame the criminal activities of their own in the state, warning that his administration would not tolerate any form of criminality by any group or persons.

Urging traditional and religious leaders to uphold ethnic and religious tolerance in the interest of peace in the state, he appealed to participants at the meeting chaired by the Emir of Lafia, Justice Sidi Bage, to come up with workable solutions to insecurity in the state.


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