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BREAKING: Niger State Commissioner of Information abducted by Gunmen

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BREAKING: Niger State Commissioner of Information abducted by Gunmen

 

Niger State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mallam Idris Mohammed has been abducted by gunmen and taken to an unknown destination.

 

The Commissioner was abducted by heavily armed men suspected to be bandits from his residence at Baban Tunga, Tafa local government area of the state on Sunday night.

 

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The gunmen said to be numbering about 20, stormed the residence of the Commissioner at about 11; 00 am under a heavy downpour and shot sporadically into the air before abducting their victim in front of his second wife.

 

According to a source close to the family, the commissioner was whisked away under the heavy rain, and abductors are yet to make any contact with the family at the time of filing this report.

 

The state Police Command is yet to make any statement to that effect, but a top government official who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity said “that is what we heard but the bandits are yet to contact the family”.

 

However, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, confirmed the abduction, saying it happened around 1 am.

 

He said security personnel are already on the trail of his abductors, expressing hope that they would be able to trace and rescue him unhurt.

 

“He was kidnapped in the early hours of today around 1 am at Baban Tunga in Tafa local government. Security are already on the trail of the kidnappers, we hope they would discover him soon and rescue him unharmed,” he said.

 

BREAKING: Niger State Commissioner of Information abducted by Gunmen

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