Bauchi Politician Escapes Abduction — His Daughters Were Not Lucky

Bashir Uba Mashema, a former lawmaker who represented Jama’are Itas Federal Constituency in Bauchi State, last Wednesday night, escaped attempted abduction by gun-wielding terrorists who invaded his town, Mashema. Unfortunately, they went away with his two daughters, Salaha and Basma.

The terrorists, WikkiTimes gathered, operated in the village for more than an hour before whisking away the victims.

A family member of the politician who craved anonymity told WikkiTimes the bandits came to abduct the former lawmaker but found out that he was not at home.

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“It was on Wednesday the bandits entered Mashema town and they started shooting their guns in the air,” said the family source. “They took more than an hour to fire their guns and they went to my uncle’s house Hon. Bashir Uba Mashema who is a former member House of Representatives for Jama’are-Itas federal constituency to kidnap him but unfortunately for them, he left for Abuja for his personal issues. In his absence, they went ahead and took away his daughters Salaha and Basma who were living in the house.”

The family source revealed further that the terrorists shot a biker who was passing by.

“He is now receiving treatment in a hospital,” the source said.

Mashema is 7 kilometres away from Itas, the local government headquarters and 13 kilometres away from Jama’are local government headquarters.

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Bandits Kill 2 in Bauchi Village

WikkiTimes had earlier reported that bandits terrorising Ningi local council, on Tuesday evening, killed six locals in Kada village under Kurmi ward, including a 50-year-old community leader, Mai Anguwa Ali, and a local vigilante in Yadagungume village.

A local vigilante revealed that the terrorists besieged the village on motorcycles around 09:00 PM, adding the local security volunteers could not confront them.

Efforts to reach Ahmed Muhammed Wakil, spokesman for Bauchi Police Command, were not successful. As of press time, a Short Message Service (SMS), sent to him had not been responded to.


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