The lives of members of Alhaji Isah Umaru’s family, from Kaduna North Local Government Area of Kaduna State, is in great danger following series of attacks by unknown assailants in the last one week.
It would be recalled that the whereabouts of Isah Umaru cannot be ascertained as he was declared missing over a month ago.
His disappearance may not be unconnected to a communal clash that erupted in the local government.
However, sources disclosed that Alhaji Isah Umaru’s criticism of of current political happenings in Kaduna North local government pitched him with some loyalists of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state and local government.
The source disclosed that Alhaji Isah Umaru’s sympathy for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) past administrations in the state and country pitched him against some persons believed to be loyalists of the APC.
His objective criticism of the APC administration, considered very local and irritating, is reason for his travails and disappearance. According to family sources Umaru had constantly received threat messages and calls warning him to stop criticizing the ruling party in the state before his sudden disappearance.
His wife, Hajiya Umaru Hauwa, said she made a report to the police on 29th May 2017 at about 11.00pm when it was obvious that she couldn’t reach her husband.
Warned by the threats to their lives of the rest members of the family, Hajiya Umaru said she had made efforts to contact her son, Umar Sanusi Mohmmed, who is currently in the United Kingdom not to return home citing reasons of safety. She noted the police too could not give her any assurance.
According to Hajiya Umaru, Umar Sanusi, the eldest son may be a target since his father cannot be found. She explained that she had reported the matter to the police and wants the world to know the agony her family is passing through.
A visit to Kaduna North, the Divisional Police Officer confirmed the report by Umaru Hauwa. He stated that he has ordered surveillance around her family assuring that efforts are on to arrest those behind the threat calls.