The wife and son of a security detail of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, have been abducted by suspected gunmen.
Bibian Anekwe News understands that the suspected gunmen were believed to have gone for the said aid to Atiku, whose name is not given but confirmed to be a police officer, but took his wife and son when they did not meet the security agent.
A report monitored on The Nation newspaper by Bibian Anekwe News quoted sources to have said on Wednesday that the incident took place on the night of Monday in Yolde-Pate, Yola when the target was believed to be still around after reportedly having come to town with Atiku for the weekend.
“The kidnappers believed that the police personnel, being so close to Atiku, would have money, so they went for him but took his wife and son when they did not find him,” the source was quoted to have said.
DSP Suleiman Nguroje, the Public Relations Officer of the Adamawa State Police Command who confirmed the abduction, also noted that the aide to Atiku is a police officer, but he did not give names.
The Public Relations Officer of the Adamawa State Police Command gave the assurance that the police would do everything to free the abducted people and bring the gunmen to book.