Wife of Zakawanu Garuba, late former Speaker of Edo State and her driver were on Saturday abducted on Lokoja/Abuja road by unknown gunmen on their way to Auchi, Kogi State for the burial of her husband who died in the early hours of Saturday from COVID-19.
The kidnappers of the former Edo Speaker’s wife, according to reports, spared the aged mother of the late former Edo speaker as well as her three children who were left stranded on the highway. Hours after her abduction, the wife of the deceased politician was released unhurt by the kidnappers.
But the driver of the former Edo speaker’s wife whereabouts is still unknown.
In a statement, Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, said a rescue operation commenced immediately the incident was brought to the attention of security agencies in the state and the Police Commissioner, Mr Johnson Kokumo was working with his Kogi State the counterpart to ensure the victims’ rescue.
The commissioner of police has contacted his Kogi State counterpart and leading the rescue operation.”