By Umar Salam.
Senator Elisha Abbo has criticized the Federal Government and security operatives for not doing enough in the aspect of insecurity in the country.
Abbo, who lamented the death of his uncle who was killed by gunmen after they had abducted his nursing stepmother, berated the military and mobile police stationed at Mubi for being aware of the hideouts of the bandits but refused to go after them.
INSIDER had reported that unknown gunmen killed the uncle of embattled lawmaker, Elisha Ishaku Abbo and abducted his nursing stepmother during a raid on his country home in Muchalla ward of Mubi North Local Government Area of Adamawa State, at the early hours of Saturday.
Senator Abbo, in a statement to newsmen yesterday in Abuja, said his stepmother was kidnapped by the bandits when they learnt his biological mother was late.
“About 13 gunmen armed with AK 47, invaded my family house around 1 am on Saturday and shot my uncle dead.
“They dragged my father and brothers out of their rooms and went after my stepmother when they were told that my biological mother was late.
“They took the poor woman away and left behind, her 11 day-old child; my stepmother is still with the kidnappers now and the kidnappers have called me with a Cameroonian MTN number but they are yet to demand ransom.
“The Federal Government, the military and the police are not doing enough in the aspect of insecurity in this country.
“The security agencies and the military know the hideouts of the criminals but they will not go after them.
“Of what use is the Army barracks and the Mobile Police base in Mubi when they cannot enter two kilometres into the bush and dislodge the kidnappers?
“The kidnappers are using the ransom they are collecting to fund terrorism in this country, that’s just the truth,” he said.
Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo, represents Adamawa North Senatorial District in the National Assembly.