Hajia Laure Mai Kunu, the aged mother of Kano Central Senatorial candidate under the platform of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Abdussalam Abdulkarim AA Zaura, has been kidnapped by some unknown gunmen, POLITICS NIGERIA reports.
Hajia Mai Kunu, was seized on Monday morning at her residence in Rangaza ward of Zaura village in Ungogo Local Government Area (LGA) of Kano State.
Chairman of the LGA, Engr Abdullahi Garba Ramat, confirmed the incident via his official Facebook page. He wrote: “Innalillahi wa inna’ilaihirraj’un, We just woke up to a sad news that: unknown gunmen stormed Ungogo LGA early this morning and whisked the mother of AA ZAURA away to an unknown destination. Allah ka kubutar mana da Baba Laure.”
Armed gangs operating mostly in northern states have for more than a decade spread terror through kidnappings for ransom, targeting students, villagers and motorists on highways.
They have also killed thousands of people.
At least $18.34m was paid to kidnappers as ransom – mostly by families and the government – between June 2011 and March 2020, according to a report by SB Morgen (SBM) Intelligence, a Lagos-based political risk analysis firm.