Gunmen Abduct 35-Year-Old Teacher In Jigawa

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Umar Akilu Majeri

Gunmen have abducted a 35-year-old teacher, who is teaching at Birniwa government girls Arabic secondary schools in Jigawa state.

Reports from the state indicated that the victim is an indigene of Auyo local government area of the state, but residing at Hadejia town, investigation reveals that the abducted classroom teacher happened to be the son of a lawmaker representing Auyo​ constituency at the Jigawa State House of Assembly.

The abducted teacher Malam, Abdullahi Sani, whose aged is 35, is a School Teacher at Government Girls Arabic  Secondary School, Birniwa, in the state, however, the accident occurred at Hadejia town where he resides with his family.

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Sources said the gunmen numbering about 20, in which six of them were wielding rifles, stormed the residence of their prime target at Shagari quarters and abducted him.

The father of the victim, Sani Kigima who is the lawmaker representing Auyo Local Government Area in the State House of Assembly, told the Police.

The police spokesperson for Jigawa State, Abdu Jinjiri, confirmed the incident to our reporter, he said the police have swung into action following a report of the abduction to the nearest police station around 7:15 a.m.

The police said the incident happened around 2:00 a.m. midnight at Hadejia town, and​the gunmen went away with the victim’s phone and that of his wife, also with his vehicle’s key which is unusual.

Mr. Jinjiri, however, decried the late report of the abduction; he, however, said the police have commenced tracking of the suspects hoping to secure the unconditional release of the victim.

The police said preliminary findings shown that, before the abduction, an unusual movement was noticed at the victim’s residence in Hadejia where unknown faces frequently asked about his presence while he was away.

The command urged residents to report suspicious movement around their vicinity and abduction incident as soon as they occurred to enable the security personnel to act on time.

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