Gunmen suspected to be bandits have kidnapped Nasarawa State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Yakubu Lawal.
According to the State’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Ramhan Nansel, the commissioner was kidnapped on Monday.
According to the PPRO, “On Monday, Aug. 15 at about 8:45 p.m., the attention of Policemen on routine patrol was drawn to the sound of sporadic gunshots in the Nassarawa-Eggon Local Government Area of the state.
He explained that the operatives attached to Nassarawa-Eggon Division immediately raced to the scene.
Also, the State’s commissioner of police, Adesina Soyemi reinforced the men with a combined detachment of the Police Mobile Force, the Anti kidnapping unit, Military personnel, Vigilante as well as local hunters.
“Upon arrival at the scene, it was discovered that unknown gunmen while shooting sporadically, invaded the residence of the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism and forcefully abducted him to an unknown destination.
“The search and rescue operation is ongoing by the combined team, led by Area Commander, Akwanga Area Command, ACP Halliru Aliyu to rescue the victim unhurt and arrest the perpetrators of the crime,” he added.
The PPRO said that the Commissioner of Police directed that anyone with useful information should assist the command to rescue the victim and arrest the kidnappers.
He, therefore, said that those with useful information should reach out to the command via the following numbers: 08035951018, 08033806409, 08037461715 and 08036157659