Tears As Bandits Kidnap Widow 24 Hours After Husband’s Death


The widow of Alhaji Rabe Bello Kofa, the former head of Kofa village in Katsina State’s Kusada Local Government Area, has been kidnapped by .

The kidnappers stormed the village in the early hours of Wednesday, according to a resident who requested anonymity.

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They went straight to the village head’s house, where he died on Tuesday, and kidnapped some members of the bereaved family, including his widow, he said.

“The village head of Kofa, who was the elder brother of a former Speaker of the Katsina State House of Assembly, died on Tuesday and was buried by Islamic rites the same day.”

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“Unfortunately, some gunmen broke into the house and kidnapped about five members of the family, including the deceased’s wife, but they later released four of them while holding the widow captive. She is still with them as we speak,” he said.

When contacted, Katsina police spokesman SP Gambo Isah said he would check with the area’s DPO and get back to us.

As of the time of filing this report, he had not done so.



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