Sokoto State Police Command on Saturday confirmed the abduction of a 75-year-old woman, Hajiya Fatima Mohammed, the mother of ex-gubernatorial candidate in the 2011 governorship election by unidentified gunmen.
The grandma was kidnapped on Wednesday night in Kebbe, headquarters of Kebbe Local Government Area of the state, according to the Police Public Relations Officer in the command, Mr. Sabo Kurawa.
The Spokesman, who confirmed that the incident occurred at about 8pm, said it was uncertain why the gunmen decided to abduct the older woman.
He explained that the whereabouts of the kidnapped woman was still unknown as the kidnappers had yet to either contact the police or the family of the victim.
“We are doing everything humanly possible to trace her whereabouts and free her safely from her abductors.
“We are, however, soliciting the support of the public by rendering useful intelligence reports that may lead to the successful rescue of the kidnapped woman,” he added.
Her son, Kebbe, also confirmed the abduction of the mother.
“It is true that my mother has been kidnapped. However, this is only what I can say for now apart from seeking for fervent prayers from the public for her safe return to her family,” he said.NAN
It would be recalled that the victim is also the mother of Alhaji Yusha’u Kebbe, the state’s governorship candidate of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party in the 2011 elections.

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