The Nasarawa state Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Yakubu Lawal has been abducted, the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ramhan Nansel confirmed.
According to reports, the commissioner was kidnapped by the gunmen suspected to be bandits from his home on Monday night, August 15.
In a statement released, the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ramhan Nansel confirmed the development.
According to him, the attention of Policemen on routine patrol was drawn to the sound of sporadic gunshots in the Nasarawa Eggon Local Government Area of the state.
Nansel said that the Police operatives attached to Nasarawa Eggon Division raced to the scene while the Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina Soyemi immediately reinforced the men with a combined detachment of the Police Mobile Force, the Anti kidnapping unit, Military personnel, Vigilante as well as local hunters.
The statement reads; “Upon arrival at the scene, it was discovered that unknown gunmen while shooting sporadically, invaded the residence of one Hon. Yakubu Lawal Addah, forcefully abducted him to an unknown destination.”
The police spokesperson revealed that a search operation is in progress 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.
The statement also added, “The Commissioner of Police further called on anyone with useful information that will assist the Command to rescue the victim or arrest of the suspects to reach out to the command via the following numbers: 08035951018, 08033806409, 08037461715 and 08036157659.”