Gunmen targeting ex-Gov. Mua’zu’s children kills nephew, abduct family members
Mua’zu Danladi, a 25-year-old man, who is a relation of ex-Governor Ahmad Adamu Mua’zu, has been shot dead at Boto village of Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
Danladi was killed when gunmen invaded the residence of Muazu’s family members in the early hours of Wednesday and three persons were abducted in the incident which took the villagers by surprise.
Among the abductees are Hajiya Asma’u Alhaji Adamu, the younger sister to the ex-governor, Malama Halima Abdullahi and one Nura.
In an interview with Daily Trust, Hashimu Abubakar Boto, a witness, narrated how the incident happened.
He said: “The gunmen came around 1 am and went straight to the house where my brother used to sleep, they broke the gate and started asking him where the ex-governors children or grandchildren were? They searched the house but couldn’t find anyone, and that was how they shot him in the head and abducted three family members”.
The deceased’s mother, Hajiya Sa’adatu Adamu Mua’zu, who spoke on the last encounter she had with her son broke down in tears, saying: “My son was kind, obedient and religious. He focused on his daily activities; he didn’t involve himself in any fight with his brothers and neighbours.”
“My last encounter with him was last night when he showed me the picture of his sister who is studying in Uganda and asked me about his Sallah meat, that was my last moment with him.”
Auwalu Abdullahi Adamu, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Youth leader at Kardam B Ward, whose mother is one of the abductees, said he was sleeping in his house when he heard gunshots.
Umar Adamu Mua’zu, younger brother to the ex-governor, said the kidnappers first went to his elder brother’s house Abdurrashid Adamu Mua’zu, thinking he was there for Sallah.
He said the kidnappers had not contacted family members for ransom, disclosing that all the phone numbers of the victims were switched off.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Bauchi, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, said the command was working relentlessly to rescue the victims.