The family of a security aide of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Yolde-Pate, Yola, the Adamawa State capital.
It was learned that the incident happened on Monday night shortly after the security aide arrived in the town with Atiku for the weekend. According to reports, the gunmen invaded the residence of the aide and abducted his wife and son when they failed to meet him at home.
“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,” a source said.
Confirming the unfortunate incident, the Public Relations Officer of the Adamawa State Police Command, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, said the family of Atiku’s aide was kidnapped by unknown gunmen. He assured the security aide, who is a police officer, that the Force would do everything to secure the release of his family and arrest the kidnappers.