Gunmen abduct wife of Adamawa judge


Suspected kidnappers have abducted Mrs Zainab Abbas, wife of an unnamed High Court judge in Yola, Adamawa State.

Police said on Wednesday that the suspects went to the house of the victim in the Nyinbango area of Jimeta in Yola in the early hours of the morning and took her away.

Adamawa State Police Command Public Relations Officer, SP Suleiman Nguroje, put the time of the abduction between 1 am and 2 am on Wednesday.

Nguroje, who issued a statement on the incident, assured that the Adamawa State Police Command would do all within its power to rescue the victim.

“The Commissioner of Police, Afolabi Babatola, has deployed operatives drawn from the Crack Squad and Special Rapid Response Team (SRRT) for the rescue mission. The operatives are to carry out tactical and intelligence-driven rescue operation,” Nguroje said.

He added: “These deployments will surely assist in coordinating the timely response to distress calls and to clamp down on those found committing crimes.”

Only two weeks ago, gunmen had abducted two pastors from the same Nyinbango area of Jimeta.

The pastors and one other abductee regained freedom some days later when police operatives, according to the police command, confronted the abductors and overpowered them in a gun battle.

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