Gunmen Kidnap Heavily Pregnant Wife Of NULGE Boss In Northern State

Gunmen Kidnap Heavily Pregnant Wife Of NULGE Boss In Northern State

  • Gunmen dealt a deadly attack on the residence of Zamfara chairman of NULGE, Sanusi Mohammed Gusau, on Tuesday, June 28
  • The armed criminals invaded Gusau's home and kidnapped his heavily pregnant wife, Ramatu Yunusa
  • According to Gusau, his wife is due to put to bed anytime soon, but the police command is yet to speak on the development

Zamfara - The pregnant wife of the chairman of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) in Zamfara, Sanusi Mohammed Gusau, has been kidnapped by bandits.

Gusau's wife, Ramatu Yunusa, who is due to put to bed, was whisked from his Damba Gusau residence around 1 am on Tuesday, June 28, Punch reports.

Nigerian policemen
The police in the state are yet to comment on the incident (Photo: Nigerian Police Force)
Source: Facebook

According to him, the armed criminals were intending to abduct him having scaled his fence into the building, but he hid himself upon sighting them.

He said:

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“They jumped over the wall and broke my door but before they could enter my room, I was able to hide somewhere.
“When they searched the house and could not see me, they abducted my pregnant wife, Ramatu.
“She could give birth anytime from now because her expected delivery date is in this week."

However, the incident is yet to be confirmed by the spokesman of the police command in the state, SP Mohammed Shehu.

Zamfara state govt asks residents to arm themselves against bandits

The Zamfara government had asked residents in the northwest state to arm themselves against bandits.

The government also directed the Zamfara commissioner of police to issue gun licenses to those eligible to bear arms.

According to's regional reporter in Zamfara, Ahmad Khaleel, the government further said it is ready to facilitate securing of basic weapons for the people, especially farmers, to defend themselves.

Ibrahim Dosara, Zamfara commissioner of information, said in a statement:

“Government has henceforth, directed individuals to prepare and obtain guns to defend themselves against the bandits, as government has directed the state commissioner of police to issue license to all those who qualify and are wishing to obtain such guns to defend themselves.
“Government is ready to facilitate people, especially our farmers to secure basic weapons for defending themselves. Government has already concluded arrangements to distribute 500 forms to each of the 19 Emirates in the state for those willing to obtain guns to defend themselves..."


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