Gunmen have killed an uncle to senator Ishaku Abbo, who recently was criticized for assaulting a woman.
The attackers also abducted Mr Abbo’s nursing stepmother during an attack in his home state of Adamawa on Saturday.
The attack occurred in Muchalla ward in Mubi North Local Government of Adamawa State police and locals said.
The incidence was reported to have occurred at about 1 p.m.
According to a witness cited by Premium Times, the gunmen on arrival, “went straight to senator Ishaku Abbo’s family house and abducted the senator’s nursing stepmother who delivered about 11 days ago.”
The witness further added: “As they made their way with the victim, Abbo’s uncle came out of his room and on sighting the gunmen, raised alarm.
“Immediately, the gunmen opened fire on him leading to his death and they went away with the victim unchallenged. Right now the village is in mourning,” the witness said.
Meanwhile, Sulaiman Nguroje, police spokesman in the state, confirmed the incident saying that police are currently on trail of the attackers.
“Our men from the IG rapid response team, in conjunction with men from anti-kidnapping unit, as well as men from homicide unit, have been deployed in order to rescue (the victim) and arrest the suspects,” he said.