The senior wife was set free when her captors discovered that she is suffering from high blood pressure.
The two wives and daughter of Sarkin Hausawa of Anguwar Azara, Malam Ibrahim Tanko, have been abducted as bandits stormed his residence in Jere, along Abuja-Kaduna highway.
Tanko, who confirmed the incident to Daily Trust via telephone, gave the names of his kidnapped wives as Maimuna Ibrahim and Hauwawu Ibrahim.
His abducted daughters are, Aisha Ibrahim, Farida Ibrahim, Zainab Ibrahim and Hussaina Ibrahim.
He said his senior wife, Hauwawu was later set free when her captors discovered that she is suffering from high blood pressure.
He said the bandits, who wielded sophisticated weapons, invaded his house around 11:52 pm on Tuesday, February 15.
He said he managed to escape using one of the exit doors.
“It was after they searched and couldn’t see me that they went into room where my daughters were sleeping and whisked four of them away at gunpoint,” he said.
According to him, the bandits proceeded to a neighbour’s house and whisked away four residents alongside a nursing mother identified as Laraba Umar.
“In fact, they macheted the woman’s husband until he became unconscious. He is currently receiving treatment at a private hospital at Katari,” he said.
The Sarkin Hausawa said soldiers arrived the area an hour after the bandits had left with their victims.