Gunmen kidnap Lawmakers’ stepmother in Kano

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The stepmother of Salisu Ibrahim Ririwai, the member representing Doguwa constituency at the Kano State House of Assembly, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

Confirming the incident to The Nation through a telephone conversation on Monday in Kano, Ibrahim said the hoodlums stormed Ririwai town, near the notorious Falgore Forest on Thursday night, and abducted his stepmother, Hafsat Abubakar.

“My stepmother, Hajiya Hafsat Abubakar, was in her room when they invaded the house on the fateful day”, he said.

He said the suspects had since demanded for N50 million ransom from the family.

While confirming the incident, Muhammad Katsina, Kano state police commissioner, noted that four suspects had already been arrested in connection with the incident.

“We have arrested four persons in connection with the issue and they are cooperating with us.” Katsina said.

“Their intention was to kidnap the member because of his closeness to the big shots in the state.” He said all the suspects were Fulanis who hitherto engaged in cattle rustling. “We are making efforts to rescue her alive,” he added.