Gunmen stormed Zalau village in Bauchi state on Friday and abducted the wife of a member of the state house of assembly.
According to Haruna Mohammed, spokesman of the state police command, the incident occurred at about 1:47 pm.
“On the 15/1/2016 at about 23:47 hrs, unknown gunmen stormed Zalau Village under Lame district and abducted one Hajiya Suwaiba, aged 45 years, wife of one Honourable C.Nuhu, member representing Lame constituency in Bauchi state house of assembly,” Mohammed said in a statement.
“Police patrol teams rushed to the scene but unfortunately, the hoodlums had fled.
“Meanwhile, efforts are being made to rescue the victim and apprehend the fleeing suspects.
“Seven expanded ammunition of 7.62 mm were recovered at the scene.”
He urged members of the public to assist in providing useful information that could lead to the arrest of the fleeing suspects.