Gunmen Besiege Nasarawa, Abduct Commissioner for Information

Unknown gunmen yesterday kidnapped Yakubu Lawal Addah, the Nasarawa State Information Commissioner, at his residence in Nasarawa Eggon Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

Confirming the incident, the Nasarawa State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Rahman Nansel, said the incident happened on Monday night.

He said: “At about 20:45hrs, 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.

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“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, vigilantes, and local hunters.

“Upon arrival at the scene, it was discovered those unknown gunmen, while shooting sporadically, invaded the residence of one Hon. Yakubu Lawal Addah, forcefully abducted him to an unknown destination.”

Nansel said a search and rescue operation is ongoing by the combined team, led by Area Commander, Akwanga Area Command, Halliru Aliyu to rescue the victim unhurt and arrest the perpetrators of the crime.

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He added that the commissioner of police urged anyone with useful information that will assist the command to rescue the victim or arrest the suspects to reach out to the command via the following numbers: 08035951018, 08033806409, 08037461715 and 08036157659

Recently, armed robbers tracked and killed Auta Nasela, a school teacher at Government Science Secondary School (GSSS) Nassarawa-Eggon, demanding money meant for a project given to the slain teacher.

A staff of the school, who pleaded anonymity told journalists on Sunday that the gunmen gained entrance into the school premises and went straight to Nasela’s residence.

The deceased ran to his neighbour’s apartment but was given a chase and shot by one of the gunmen, according to the source.


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