- Wives of the slain Bauchi lawmaker, Musa Baraza, have regained freedom from kidnappers' den
- Baraza was killed in his country home residence in Baraza on Thursday, August 13
- Police confirmed that Baraza's wives were rescued and reunited with their family
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Barely five days after the murder of a member of Bauchi state House of Assembly representing Dass constituency, Musa Mante Baraza, and the abduction of two of his wives and a one-year-old child, the deceased family have been rescued and reunited with their relatives in Baraza.
Nigerian Tribune reports that the news of the release of the abducted victims was announced by the chief of staff, Bauchi Government House, Ladan Salihu, on his verified Twitter handle.
“Alhamdulillah! The wives of Hon Musa Baraza, Bauchi House member murdered 4 days ago in Dass have regained freedom.
“The one-year-old baby abducted along with them was also released. Governor Bala Mohammed has directed doctors and security to give them adequate care and attention.”
Bauchi state police command confirmed the release of the abducted victims by its personnel who acted on reliable information volunteered by members of the public.
The report said that police public relations in the state, DSP Ahmed Wakili, said: “Yes, the victims have been rescued by police personnel who acted on information provided by concerned members of the public within and outside Dass.”
Wakili added that “they were rescued in a village called Bashi within the local government where the abductors took them to. Our men rescued them and took them to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi for medical attention after which they have been reunited with other family members.“
He added that though no arrest has been made so far, "the Police is on the trail of the suspects and in sha Allah, very soon we will make headway in the case”.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Mante was killed by unknown gunmen on Thursday night, August 13 at his residence in the state.
It was reported that the gunmen, suspected to be armed robbers, were said to have invaded the lawmaker's house late in the night.
His wife was also reportedly abducted by the gunmen. The lawmaker had tested positive for COVID-19 some weeks ago and was recuperating at home.
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