Senator Elisha Abbo has commented on the murder of his uncle and abduction of his stepmother, by gunmen who struck in the early hours of Saturday at his family’s residence in Muchalla ward, Mubi local government area of Adamawa state.
Abbo, under prosecution for assaulting a nursing mother at a sex toy shop in Abuja, alleged that security operatives failed to dislodge the bandits who killed his uncle, even when they know their hideouts which he placed at two kilometres outside Mubi town.
The lawmaker in his statement to newsmen in Abuja, further revealed that he has been called with a Cameroonian number after thirteen gunmen wielding Ak-47 rifles killed his uncle and abducted his stepmother. He however said no ransom demand has been made.
“About 13 gunmen armed with AK 47, invaded my family house around 1 am on Saturday and shot my uncle dead. They dragged my father and brothers out of their rooms and went after my stepmother when they were told that my biological mother was late.
“They took the poor woman away and left behind, her 11 day-old child; my stepmother is still with the kidnappers now and the kidnappers have called me with a Cameroonian MTN number but they are yet to demand ransom.”
“The Federal Government, the military and the police are not doing enough in the aspect of insecurity in this country. The security agencies and the military know the hideouts of the criminals but they will not go after them.
“Of what use is the Army barracks and the Mobile Police base in Mubi when they cannot enter two kilometres into the bush and dislodge the kidnappers? The kidnappers are using the ransom they are collecting to fund terrorism in this country, that’s just the truth,” Senator Abbo said.