Gunmen have abducted Emmanuel Piridimso, Permanent Secretary, Adamawa State Ministry of Minerals Resources, says Public Relations Officer of the Adamawa State Police Command, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje.
Eye witnesses say the abductors invaded the residence of the Permanent Secretary at the Clerk Quarters opposite the Anglican Cathedral around 3.20am and whisked him away at gunpoint.
According to a member of the Piridimso family said: “The men came bearing two guns and abducted the Permanent Secretary at gunpoint.
“They took away his mobile telephone and that of his wife. We tried to no avail to contact the victim through his telephone number, but the abductors refused to pick our calls.
“As of the time we are speaking, the abductors have yet to contact us.”
Nguroje says the command has already deployed the Inspector-General of Police’s Rapid Response Team to track down and arrest the culprits as well as rescue the victim.