Late Bauchi lawmaker’s kidnapped wives, child rescued

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Story from Beatrice GONDYI, Bauchi

The late Bauchi lawmaker’s family have finally regained their freedom after five days of being in kidnappers camp.

It was reported that unknown gunmen attacked and killed the lawmaker, Musa Mante Baraza last Thursday night at his house in Dass and kidnapped his wives, Rashida Musa Mante; Rahina Musa Mante with their a year-old daughter, Fausar Musa Mante.

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The Chief of Staff, Bauchi Government House, Dr Ladan Salihu, announced the news of their release on his verified Twitter handle.

He said, “Alhamdulillah! The wives of Honourable Musa Baraza, Bauchi House Member murdered four days ago in Dass have regained freedom.

“The one-year-old baby abducted along with them is also released. Gov Bala Mohammed has directed Doctors and security to give them adequate care and attention.”

Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Bauchi Command, Ahmed Wakili also confirmed the release of the abducted victims.

He said, ”They were rescued yesterday around 11 pm by the police based on reliable information volunteered by members of the public, no ransom was paid.

“Immediately they were rescued, they were taken straight to the teaching hospital in Bauchi and no suspects have been arrested yet.

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