The Police Command in Nasarawa State has confirmed the abduction of Safiyanu Isa-Andaha, Chairman, Akwanga Local Government Area (LGA) of the state by gunmen.
DSP Ramhan Nansel, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lafia.
The PPRO said Umar Nadada, Commissioner (CP) in the state has mobilised personnel to go after the hoodlums and rescue the Chairman and one other that was kidnapped with him.
The police spokesperson said they got information that the Chairman and one other person were abducted this night in Akwanga.
“The police in collaboration with other security agencies were currently on the trail of the kidnappers to ensure the release of the council chairman and the other victim.
Nansel therefore urged members of the public, especially people from villages in the area to provide the police with useful information that would lead to the rescue of those abducted and arrest of the perpetrators.
Also, Mr Haruna Kassimu, Special Adviser (SA) to Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs confirmed the incident.
The SA also said that the LG boss and one Ahj. Adamu Custom were kidnapped at Ningo village of Akwanga around 8:30 pm on Monday, January 1, 2024 (Today).