Insecurity: Niger Holds Emergency Security Meeting over Abduction of Information Commissioner


Niger state security council is holding an emergency meeting in Minna, the state capital, over the abduction of the Commissioner for Information Mohammed Sani Idris.

Idris was kidnapped by unknown gunmen from his house in Babantunga in the Tafa local government area of the state at about 11pm on Sunday.

The security meeting is being presided over by the state Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, with the Deputy Governor Ahmed Mohammed Ketso, the Secretary to the state government Ahmed Ibrahim Matane in attendance.

All heads of Security organisations in the state are also in attendance at the meeting.

According to reports, the meeting which “is not the regular one” was summoned purposely to deliberate on the steps to be taken to rescue the abducted Commissioner.

“It is not expected that a statement will be issued at the end of the meeting,” the government house said.

In the meantime, the Babantunga community, the country home of the abductee, is reported to be in mourning mood following the incident as community members were reported to be coming into the Commissioners residence to commiserate with the wife reported to be weeping profusely.


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