Gunmen have kidnapped the Commissioner of Data and Tradition in Nasarawa state, Yakubu Lawal and his son, Musab Lawal.
The duo had been kidnapped round 9 p.m. Monday night time on the commissioner’s residence on the GRA, Nasarawa Eggon.
The police spokesperson within the state, Rahman Nansel, in response to the BBC Hausa as monitored by Blueprint, confirmed the kidnapping.
“On Monday, August 15, at about 8: 45 p.m., the eye of policemen on routine patrol was drawn to the sound of sporadic gunshots within the Nasarawa-Eggon native authorities space of the state. Adesina Soyemi, the commissioner of police (CP), additionally bolstered the lads with a mixed detachment of the Police Cellular Drive, the anti-kidnapping unit, navy personnel, vigilante in addition to native hunters.
“Upon arrival on the scene, it was found that unknown gunmen, whereas taking pictures sporadically, invaded the residence of the commissioner for data, tradition and tourism and forcefully kidnapped him to an unknown vacation spot. The search and rescue operation is ongoing by the mixed group, led by space commander, Akwanga Space Command, ACP Halliru Aliyu, to rescue the victims unharmed and arrest the perpetrators of the crime.”
Mr Nansel known as on the general public to assist the police with data on the whereabouts of the abductors.
States, particularly within the North-western area and components of the North-central area of Nigeria have been witnessing a collection of bandits’ assaults for over a decade.
The assaults have, in recent times, develop into audacious, resulting in the sack of cities and villages, loss of life of lots of of hundreds of individuals, and displacement of tens of millions of residents.
College students are serially kidnapped, forcing colleges to close down whereas farmers are compelled away from their farmlands and motorists are compelled to journey on federal and native highways in palpable worry.