Gunmen have abducted the mother of Honorable Tijjani Ibrahim Gaya, the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate for the Jigawa Central senatorial seat.
Hajia Jaja, a septuagenarian, was kidnapped from her residence in the Kiyawa Local Government Area of Jiyawa State on the evening of Monday, June 20.
DSP Lawal Shisu, the spokesman for the Jigawa State Police Command, verified the occurrence and stated that the suspected kidnappers invaded the family home of the senatorial candidate and carried him away to an unknown location.
According to the PPRO, the state commissioner of police mobilised a special police team to rescue the victim after receiving the kidnapping report.
To secure the swift arrest of the suspects and the rescue of the victim, he stated that the police are coordinating with other security agencies and the general public to collect helpful information.
According to a source from Kiyawa, approximately 15 to 20 gunmen invading the city in three vehicles.