Gunmen abduct Katsina lawmaker’s about-to-wed sister




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on Sunday abducted Asma’u Tafoki, younger sister to the Deputy Speaker of Katsina House of Assembly, Dalhatu Tafoki.

Tafoki, who represents Faskari Constituency at the Assembly, confirmed the incident.

He said that the stormed his hometown, Tafoki, in the Faskari Local Government Area of the state around 1am on Sunday and abducted his about-to-wed sister.

It was learnt that the gunmen, on reaching the town, headed for the Deputy Speaker’s family compound where they initially abducted ladies.

Members of the in the town reportedly engaged the in a duel during which of the ladies escaped.

The gunmen, however, went with Asma’u.


The Deputy Speaker also confirmed that Asma’u was about to wed, adding that the were yet to contact the family for any demand.

He said the incident had been reported to the police.

Tafoki said, “The are yet to contact the family and make any demand.”

The Spokesman for the Katsina State Police Command, SP Gambo Isah was yet to react to the incident as of the time of filing this report.

Asma’u’s abduction occurred a few hours after abducted sons and a wife of another member of the Assembly, Ibrahim Kurami on Saturday night.

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