Police narrate how Nasarawa commissioner was kidnapped


The Police Command in Nasarawa State has confirmed the abduction of Yakubu Lawal, Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism.

DSP Ramhan Nansel, the Public Relations Officer (PPRO) issued a statement on Tuesday.

Nansel said on Monday at about 8:45 p.m., policemen on patrol heard sporadic gunshots in the Nasarawa-Eggon Local Government Area.

He noted that the Commissioner of Police, Adesina Soyemi deployed the Mobile Force, the Anti kidnapping unit, military personnel, vigilantes and hunters.

“Upon arrival at the scene, it was discovered that gunmen invaded the residence of the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism and forcefully abducted him to an unknown destination,” he said.

He disclosed that the search and rescue operation is being led by Area Commander, Akwanga Area Command, ACP Halliru Aliyu.

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The PPRO called for useful information that would assist security agencies to rescue the victim and arrest the kidnappers.

The police urged residents to reach the command via: 08035951018, 08033806409, 08037461715 and 08036157659.

On Saturday, gunmen killed a staff of Government Science Secondary School Nasarawa-Eggon in the same LGA.

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