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Mother of Kano APC senatorial candidate, A. A. Zaura, kidnapped

Mother of Kano APC senatorial candidate, A. A. Zaura, kidnapped

Kidnappers early Monday abducted the mother of All Progressive Congress (APC) chieftain, Abdulkarim Abdulsalam Zaura (A. A.  Zaura) in Kano State.

Zaura, who is the Kano Central Senatorial candidate, dropped his gubernatorial ambition when Governor Abdullahi Ganduje fingered his deputy as his preferred candidate for the seat of the state governor.

The aged mother of the politician, Hajia Laure Mai Kunu, was abducted in the early hours of Monday.

Chairman of Ungogo local government, Engr. Abdullahi Garba Ramat, confirmed that the incidence happened, saying security agents informed him officially.

He said Hajia Laure was kidnapped at her residence in Rangaza ward of Zaura village of the local government.

Kano Police Command spokesman, SP Abdullahi Kiyawa, also told the press that Operation Puff Adder team of the Police has been deployed to the area for possible rescue of the aged woman and arrest of the suspected criminals.

Who is A. A. Zaura?

Zaura was born in Dakata, Kano State, Nigeria. His parents originated from the town of Zaura Babba, Ungogo Local Government Area of Kano State and he attended his primary and junior secondary school respectively in Zaura Babba.

He also studied at the Government Technical College, Bagauda, Kano and graduated in 1994, before proceeding to the Kano State Polytechnic to study Mechanical Engineering.

It was while still in school that A. A Zaura developed interests in commodity and solid mineral business.

He eventually ventured into a full-time business, focusing on exports and imports of cars, general commodities, solid minerals as well as oil and gas respectively.
Abdulsalam got a Masters in  Financial Management Services from the Robert Kennedy College under the Salford University of Manchester in 2016.
He also studied government and public administration in Baze University in Abuja.
Zaura previously contested for the Kano State governorship position under the Green Party of Nigeria (GPN).


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Faruk Khalil
Faruk Khalilhttps://nigeriansketch.com/
Khalil Faruk (Deputy Editor-in-Chief), has a Bachelors and Master's degree in Political Science and has worked as a reporter, features editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief respectively in a leading Nigerian daily. He has undergone trainings in journalism, photo journalism and online journalism within and outside Nigeria.

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