BY ADEYEMI AKANJI, BAUCHI – The Police Command in Bauchi State has announced the rescue of the two wives and one year old child of the assassinated member of the State House of Assembly representing Dass state constituency, Late Hon. Musa Mante Baraza.
The rescue of members of the family of the assassinated legislator came five days after his gruesome murder.
The Police said that the abducted victims have been rescued and reunited with other members of the family in Baraza by its personnel who acted on reliable information volunteered by members of the public.
Spokesman of the Bauchi command of the Nigeria Police, DSP Ahmed Wakili confirmed in our correspondent saying; “Yes, the victims have been rescued by police personnel who acted on information volunteered by concerned members of the public within and outside Dass.
“They were rescued in a village called Bashi within the local government where the abductors took them to. Our men rescued them and took them to Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi for medical attention after which they have been reunited with other family members”.
The Police Public Relations Officer however said that no arrest has been made yet, stressing; “the Police is on the trail of the suspects and very soon, we will make a head way in the case”.
The news of the release of the abducted victims was announced by the Chief of Staff, Bauchi Government House, Dr Ladan Salihu in his verified Twitter handle in which he twitted; “Alhamdulillah! The wives of Hon Musa Baraza, Bauchi House member murdered 4 days ago in Dass, have regained Freedom”.
Salihu further twitted; “The one year-old baby abducted along with them is also released. Governor Bala Mohammed has directed doctors and security agencies to give them adequate care and attention”.
Unknown gunmen had last Thursday night killed the lawmaker and abducted his family from his country home in Baraza, Dass Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
His abducted wives are Rashida Musa Mante (40), Rahina Musa Mante (35) and a daughter Fausar Musa Mante (1year) while four empty shell of life ammunition were recovered at the scene.