Unknown gunmen have abducted Yakubu Lawal, the Nasarawa State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism in Nasarawa-Eggon.
The commissioner was abducted alongside his son, Musab Lawal, at their residence on Monday evening.
While confirming the abduction on Tuesday, DSP Ramhan Nansel, the Nasarawa police spokesperson, stated that officers had been deployed to the area.
“On Monday, August 15, at about 8:45 p.m., 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. Adesina Soyemi, the commissioner of police (CP), also reinforced the men with a combined detachment of the Police Mobile Force, the anti-kidnapping unit, military personnel, vigilante, as well as local hunters,” Namsel’s statement reads.
“Upon arrival at the scene, it was discovered that unknown gunmen, while shooting sporadically, invaded the residence of the commissioner for information, culture and tourism and forcefully abducted him to an unknown destination.”
Nansel said security officials were working to ensure the release of the victims and arrest their abductors.
“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,” he said.
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