A security detail attached to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has been thrown into confusion after some unidentified gunmen abducted his wife and son.
The security detail, whose name is yet to be ascertained, is believed to have been the target of the assailant, but his wife and son were reportedly picked in his stead.
This development was said to have occurred on the night of Monday in Yolde-Pate, Yola. Sources say the suspects must have thought their main target would be around as at the time of their attack since the security personnel only just came around with Atiku for the weekend.
Also, it is believed that the motive behind the actions of the captors may have been borne out of their belief that targeting the security detail may be an avenue to demand money since they must have assumed he “has enough of it”. However, they opted for his family in his stead since not meeting him at home.