Meet Ishaku Elisha Cliff Abbo, a Nigerian Senator Who Slapped a Nursing Mother

Last updated on January 12th, 2022 at 05:36 am


Only a few things were known about Senator Ishaku Elisha Cliff Abbo until a video went online on June 2, 2019, where the Adamawa North Senator was caught beating up a lady at an adult shop in Abuja in a video clip that was first published by Premium Times.

In this biography of Ishaku Elisha Cliff Abbo, we take a step further to tell you all what we know about the violent Senator who assaulted a lady.

So who is Senator Ishaku Elisha Cliff Abbo?

He hails from Gova in Muchalla village of Mubi North L.G.A. Adamawa State. He grew up in his village before venturing into the world of struggling for a better future. He lived in Lagos, Sydney Australia, London UK, Canada and now Abuja Nigeria.


Before his election, he was the Managing Director and CEO of Saice & Wright Group, Abuja, a multinational political consultancy firm.

He was a professional political consultant and analyst of great experience before venturing into full-time politics that is likely to consume him for gross abuse of power.

He is been described as a detribalised and religiously unbiased Christian who identifies with the entire Christian & Muslim Communities who constitute the majority of his constituents.

“What drove him to take the bold step was the bitter realization of the gross abuse of power and misrepresentation perpetrated by the Representatives of the people in Government.

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“As a man with open arms for everyone who comes to him, one can only imagine the level of empathy he felt for the suffering masses who were constantly deprived of the dividends of democracy,, especially in his constituency.

He has raised so many young men and women from his hometown and State from grass to grace (my humble self inclusive), and is still doing so without ethnic, religious or regional disparity,” his political movement on Facebook says.


He became popular when a video of him was released where he was caught slapping a lady in the face three times.

Nigerians have now termed him as a violent politician notorious for physically assaulting two females in an adult toy shop in Abuja, Nigeria.

In the CCTV video that has been widely circulated on social media, Elisha Abbo is aided by a Nigeria Police Officer in molesting the helpless lady.

At the time of this report, non-governmental organisations, concerned individuals converged on Abuja protesting and calling for his sack or removal from the National Assembly and his arrest.

“A crime is an offence against the state. The possibility that #SenatorElishaAbbo may apologise or pay compensation to the young lady doesn’t remove the criminal offence against the state. It only settles the civil side. @PoliceNG must still prosecute…but my law is rusty,” a public affairs analyst

Dr. Joe Abbah

HIV/AIDS controversy:

On February 9th, 2004, Mr. Cliff Elisha Ishaku in news reportedly took the authorities of the Nigerian Naval Training College, Onne, Port Harcourt to court for allegedly denying him admission into the college on the grounds of his health status despite passing the recruitment test.

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Senator Ishaku Elisha Cliff Abbo hasn’t reacted to the HIV/AIDS claim against him at the time of compiling this report.

Political career:

He was a former Senior Special Assistant to Governor Murtala Nyako and former Executive Secretary of the Adamawa State Sports & Youths Council. 

Member of 9th National Assembly

He is the senator representing the Adamawa North Adamawa State senatorial district in Adamawa State at the Nigerian 9th National Assembly

On February 23, 2019, Abbbo was elected as the Senator representing Adamawa North, having polled 79,337 votes as against the incumbent senator, Binta Masi Garba of the APC, who scored the closest votes with 63,219.

He was sworn in on June 11, 2019, as one of the members of the 109 9th National Assembly.


His political movement on Facebook described him as a young revolutionary and advocate of the masses.

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