Kidnapped wife of Niger APC chieftain found in Maiduguri motor park

The Borno police command says its operatives found Habiba Baffa, the abducted wife of Usman Baffa, the APC chairman of the Magama LGA in Niger.

She was found at a motor park in Maiduguri, Borno.

Police commissioner Abdu Umar disclosed this while handing over the victim to her family in Maiduguri on Thursday.

Mr Umar noted that Mrs Baffa was abducted from her home in the Tunga area of Minna on Sunday.

“The attention of men of the command was drawn on Wednesday, at about 1400hrs, by the chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, a woman named Habiba Baffa, was found in Kano motor park,” stated the police.

The police added that she was brought to the command, adding “during profiling, it was discovered that she was abducted by four unknown gunmen to an unknown destination only to find herself in Borno.”

Mr Umar also mentioned that the husband was contacted and he came from Niger to reunite with his wife.

“The kidnap was targeted at me, but since they could not find me, they took my wife,” said Mr Baffa. “Honestly, I could not sleep or eat. I was very traumatised. I cannot imagine being without my wife.”

Narrating her ordeal, Mrs Baffa told journalists that the gunmen stormed her home at about 5:00 a.m. and asked for her husband.

She said they also demanded a huge amount of money which she gave them.

“They later asked me to enter their vehicle and took me away. I only woke up to find out that I was in Borno,” she added.

(NAN)

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