From Esther Akaa, Lafia
The Police Command in Nasarawa State has confirmed the kidnap of the state Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mallam Yakubu Lawal by unknown gunmen in Nasarawa Eggon Local Government Area of the state.
This was contained in statement issued on Tuesday by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Ramhan Nansel and made available to newsmen in Lafia.
The statement said: “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.
“Consequently, Police operatives attached to Nasarawa Eggon Division raced to the scene while the Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina Soyemi immediately reinforced the men with a combined detachment of the Police Mobile Force, the Anti kidnapping unit, military personnel, vigilante as well as local hunters.
“Upon arrival at the scene, it was discovered that unknown gunmen while shooting sporadically, invaded the residence of one Hon. 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 further call on anyone with useful information that will assist the Command to rescue the victim or arrest of the suspects to reach out to the command via the following numbers: 08035951018, 08033806409, 08037461715 and 08036157659.”
It would be recalled that unknown gunmen recently invaded and killed a staff of Government Science Secondary School (GSS), Nassarawa-Eggon in the same LGA, the commissioner was abducted.