17th June, 2022
By Hamza Suleiman
Habiba Baffa, the abducted wife of Usman Baffa, Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Magama Local Government chapter in Niger who was abducted in Minna on Sunday was rescued after she was found at the popuular Kano Motor Park in Borno State.
Speaking while handing over Mrs Baffa to her family in Maiduguri on Thursday, Borno Police commissioner, Mr Abdu Umar, said the Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Maiduguri had at about 2 pm on Wednesday reported that a woman named Habiba Baffa, was found in Kano motor park.
Umar added that Mrs Baffa was rescued and brought to the command and further investigation revealed that she she was abducted by four unknown gunmen from her home in the Tunga area of Minna, the state capital, on Sunday only to find herself in Borno.
The Police Commissioner said that the husband was contacted through the help of the victim where he came from Niger to reunite with his wife.
The Police Commissioner said: “The attention of men of the command was drawn on Wednesday, at about 1400hrs, by the Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, a woman named Habiba Baffa, was found in Kano motor park.”
Umar said that the husband was contacted through the help of the victim where he came from Niger to reunite with his wife.
Narrating her ordeal, Habiba told newsmen that the gunmen stormed her home at about 5 a.m. and asked where her husband was.
She said they also requested a huge amount of money which she gave them.
“They later asked me to enter their vehicle and took me away. I only woke up to find out that I was in Borno,” she said.
On his part, Baffa thanked God that his wife was rescued and lauded the Nigerian Police Force for their efforts.
He said: “The kidnap was targeted at me, but since they could not find me, they took my wife.
“Honestly, I could not sleep or eat, I was very traumatised. I cannot imagine being without my wife,” he said. (NAN)