suspected fulani gunmen kidnap lawmakers stepmother in kano


The stepmother of a Kano State House of Assembly, Salisu Ibrahim Ririwai, has been abducted by unknown gunmen.

According to the lawmaker who spoke to The Nation , the kidnappers invaded Ririwai town, near the notorious Falgore Forest, last Thursday night, and whisked away his stepmother, Hafsat Abubakar.

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

He disclosed that the abductors are demanding N50 million ransom from the family.

Kano state police commissioner, Muhammad Katsina, who confirmed the incident said his men have arrested four fulani suspects in connection to the abduction.

“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. We are making efforts to rescue her alive.”

Ibrahim Ririwai represents Doguwa constituency at the Kano State House of Assembly



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