Gunmen have kidnapped the Commissioner for Information in Nasarawa State, Yakubu Mohammed Lawal.
Police Public Relations Officer in Nasarawa, DSP Ramhan Nansel, confirmed the kidnap on Tuesday.
Upon receipt of the information, Nansel said the Nasarawa State Police Command dispatched operatives to the area to rescue the commissioner.
He said, “Police operatives attached to Nasarawa Eggon Division raced to the scene while the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adesina Soyemi immediately reinforced the men with a combined detachment of the Police Mobile Force, the anti-kidnapping unit, military personnel, vigilantes as well as local hunters.
“On 15/8/202 at about 2045hrs, 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. Upon arrival at the scene, it was discovered that gunmen while shooting sporadically, invaded the residence of one Mr. Yakubu Lawal Addah, 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.”
The Commissioner of Police, however, urged the citizens of the state to provide the command with useful information that can lead to the rescue of the victim and arrest of the suspects via the following numbers: 08035951018, 08033806409, 08037461715 and 08036157659.
According to reports, Lawal was said to have been abducted from his residence in Nasarawa Eggon Local Government Area of the state on Monday night after sporadic shootings.