Senator Elisha Abbo reacts as gunmen kill uncle, kidnap stepmother

Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo has finally reacted to the killing of his uncle and abduction of his step-mother by armed gunmen on Saturday.

The incident happened at Muchalla ward in Mubi local government area of Adamawa.

Abbo, in a statement to newsmen on Saturday evening said that about thirteen gunmen with Ak-47 rifles stormed their family house in Adamawa.

The statement read:

“About 13 gunmen armed with AK 47, invaded my family house around 1 am on Saturday and shot my uncle dead.

“They dragged my father and brothers out of their rooms and went after my stepmother when they were told that my biological mother was late.

“They took the poor woman away and left behind, her 11 day-old child; my stepmother is still with the kidnappers now and the kidnappers have called me with a Cameroonian MTN number but they are yet to demand ransom.”

“The Federal Government, the military and the police are not doing enough in the aspect of insecurity in this country.

“The security agencies and the military know the hideouts of the criminals but they will not go after them.

“Of what use is the Army barracks and the Mobile Police base in Mubi when they cannot enter two kilometres into the bush and dislodge the kidnappers?

“The kidnappers are using the ransom they are collecting to fund terrorism in this country, that’s just the truth.”

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