- The Nasarawa State Police Command has confirmed the abduction of Yakubu Lawal, Nasarawa State Commissioner
- The Commissioner of Police has directed that anyone with useful information should assist the command
- He said those with useful information should reach out to the command via the following numbers: 08035951018, 08033806409, 08037461715 and 08036157659
DSP Ramhan Nansel, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) confirmed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Lafia, the state capital.
Lawal was said to have been abducted from his residence in Nasarawa Eggon Local Government Area of the state on Monday night after sporadic shootings.
Nansel said upon receipt of the information the Nasarawa State Police Command dispatched operatives to the area to rescue the commissioner.
The operatives, drawn from the Nasarawa Eggon Division raced to the scene to ensure that the victim was unhurt.
As a result, the Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina Soyemi, immediately reinforced the operatives 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 the 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 PPRO said
The PPRO said that the Commissioner of Police has directed that anyone with useful information should assist the command to rescue the victim and arrest of the perpetrators of the crime.
He therefore said that those with useful information should reach out to the command via the following numbers: 08035951018, 08033806409, 08037461715 and 08036157659