Gunmen Abduct Sister-In-Law To Governor Bello’s Chief Of Staff

Emperor Simon  
Updated July 16, 2019

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Armed men have abducted the sister-in-law to Mr Ibrahim Balarabe, the Chief of Staff to Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State.

The gunmen also abducted a woman said to be the wife of a Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Special Marshal in the state.

According to sources, the assailants stormed Kagara town in Rafi Local Government Area of the state and started shooting sporadically before abducting the two women.

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The Police Public Relations Officer in Niger, Abubakar Dan-Inna, confirmed the incident to Channels Television on Tuesday.

He, however, said he could not tell whether any of the victims was related to the governor’s Chief of Staff.

Dan-Inna explained that the police command has dispatched a rescue team to the area, adding that they were already on the trail of the abductors.

On whether families of the abductees have been contacted by the kidnappers, the command’s spokesman said, “The only thing I can tell you is that investigation is on, nothing more.”

Meanwhile, a source close to Mr Balarabe’s family confirmed to Channels Television that one of the women abducted by the gunmen was a wife to the elder brother of the Chief of Staff to the governor.

He, however, said the family has decided to keep the matter away from the public.