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Hoodlums kidnap Katsina-based business mogul, Mangal’s mother-in-law

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Gunmen in the early hours of Tuesday stormed Matazu Local Government Area in Katsina State and kidnapped Hajiya Rabi, the mother-in-law of a renowned business mogul, Alhaji Dahiru Barau Mangal.

A family source, who spoke on condition of anonymity said in Kano in a telephone interview that the hoodlums who arrived in the town around 1am, went straight to the matrimonial home of Hajiya Rabi where they whisked her away to an unknown destination.

According to the source, the gunmen had before then abducted the father-in-law of her son, one Buhari Muntari in Katsina Town.

“The gunmen had before going to Matazu abducted the father-in-law of Hajiya Rabi’s son in Katsina,” the source said.

When contacted, the husband of the victim, Alhaji Muntari Masanawa, confirmed the incident in a telephone interview  in Kano on Tuesday.

Muntari, who is the traditional titleholder of ‘Sarkin Yaki’ in Matazu, said the hoodlums who arrived at his house around 1.30 am woke his wife up and took her away on a motorcycle.

He said the gunmen asked his second wife to bring out all the money she had but she told them she had no money.

When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the Katsina State Police Command, ASP Isah Gambo, said he was not aware of the incident.

He, however, said that he would find out from the Divisional Police Officer in Matazu.

As of the time of filing this report, he was yet to call back.

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