- The Borno state police command has rescued Habiba Baffa, wife of Niger state APC, Usman Baffa who was abducted in Minna
- Reports confirmed that Mrs Baffa who was abducted in Minna found herself in Maiduguri, Borno state at a popular motor park
- She stated that when the kidnappers invaded her home, her husband was the target before she was kidnapped in place of him
Borno, Maiduguri - Emerging reports have confirmed that an abducted woman Habiba Baffa, who is the wife of Usman Baffa the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Magama Local Government chapter in Niger has been rescued from captivity.
The Borno state Police commissioner, Mr Abdu Umar, who handed over Mrs Baffa to her family said the police received a report from the transport union at about 2 pm on Wednesday, May 15 that Mrs Baffa was found in Kano motor park, Legit.ng gathered.
Umar said Mrs Baffa was brought to the police command and after further investigation, it was revealed that she was abducted by four unknown gunmen from her home in the Tunga area of Minna, the state capital and she found herself in Borno.
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The police said her husband, Mr Baffa was immediately contacted and he came all the way from Minna to reunite with his wife.
“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.”
Victim narrates her ordeal
Speaking to newsmen about her ordeal, Mrs Baffa explain how the unknown gunmen invaded her home in the early hours of 5 am asking about her husband.
She said during the invasion, the gunmen requested a huge ransom in which she gave to them before she was asked to enter the vehicle. She said she woke up to find out that she was in Borno state.
Reacting to the incident, Mr Baffa expressed gratitude to the Borno state police command for their role in helping to rescue his wife.
Mr Baffa said:
“The kidnap was targeted at me, but since they could not find me, they took my wife.
“Honestly, I could not sleep or eat, I was very traumatised. I cannot imagine being without my wife."
Nigerian army discovers abducted Chibok schoolgirl in Borno
The discovery was made in Borno by troops of 26 Task Force Brigade in Borno on Tuesday, June 14, during a patrol.
According to the force, in a Twitter post, Ngoshe was found with a little child believed to be hers.
Gunmen abduct CAN chairman in northern state
In another development, gunmen have kidnapped the chairman of CAN in Jos East local government area of Plateau state, Rev. James Kantoma.
The chairman of the Christian body in the state, Polycarp Lubo, said Kantoma was kidnapped right in his home.
The police command in the state, through its spokesman, Alabo Alfred, confirmed the incident and said officers have been deployed to track and arrest the abductors.