From Esther Akaa, Lafia
The First-Class Chief of Gurku community in the Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, Alhaji Jibril Mamman Waziri and his wife, Sa’adatu Waziri, have been kidnapped by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.
The incident occured on Sunday night at the palace in the community which is located 10 kilometers away from Mararaba town in the LGA.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Ramhan Nansel, confirmed the incident while speaking with our Correspondent in Lafia on Monday.
He said, “On the 6th of August 2023 at about 10pm, a distress call was received by the Police Command in Nasarawa State that the palace of the chief of Gurku town located 10 Kilometers away from Mararaba main town was invaded by men suspected to be kidnappers.
“Upon receipt of the information, the Commissioner of Police, CP Maiyaki Baba deployed a combined team of Police operatives in collaboration with vigilante groups to the scene.
“Upon arrival, it was discovered that the chief and his wife were abducted to an unknown destination. The surrounding bushes and the mountains were combed but all efforts to get them proved abortive.
“The Commissioner of Police has further deployed additional men of the tactical teams; the anti-kidnapping unit and men from the Karu Area Command to the scene in order to rescue the chief and his wife unhurt.”