Hauwa Yusuf, mother-in-law to Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina state, has been kidnapped, Daily Trust writes.
The 80-year-old Mrs Yusuf was reportedly abducted from her residence at Dandume crescent in Katsina layout of the metropolis.
It is understood that armed abductors who wore masks stormed the residence around 3am on Friday, took her away after beating some persons “thoroughly” and carting away telephones.
Already, sympathisers have besieged the residence lamenting and discussing the incident just as security personnel were spotted gathering information. She is the mother to Binta Masari, one of the three wives of the governor.
Masari is contesting Saturday’s election under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The high rate of crime in the north-west state has been a source of concern to the government and residents in recent time, with Masari saying even he wasn’t safe.
The state police command is yet to issue a statement on the kidnap.