Suspected gunmen numbering about seven have reportedly abducted a pregnant woman identified as Luba Bello in Katura village in Denge Shuni local government area of Sokoto State in the early hours of Thursday.
Tribune reported that the woman was abducted around 2:00 am at her husband’s house, a distance of about 15 Kilometers from Sokoto town.
The source revealed that the gunmen numbering about seven stormed Katura village and started shooting sporadically to scare people away. He also revealed that her husband was mercilessly beaten before she was whisked away.
The spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Sadiq Abubakar, confirmed the incident and said police at Dange Shuni Division received a distress call that seven armed men at about 2:00 am, stormed Katura village and abducted a pregnant woman called Halima who is also known as Luba Bello.
According to him,
“as I’m talking with you now, policemen are on the trail of the kidnappers in order to rescue the woman.
“As a matter of fact, all bushes around the area have been combed by the police and investigation has commenced into the matter.”
The police PRO urged the general public to provide police with intelligence information so as to curb the activities of criminals.
Tribune further reported that as at the time of filing the villagers have relocated to Dange Shuni police office. It was also gathered that the woman is a sister to a prominent politician in the Denge Shuni local government.
All efforts to speak with the husband of the abducted woman were not successful, as he was yet to recover from the shock.