Niger State’s commissioner for information kidnapped
The commissioner for information and strategy in Niger State Mohammed Idris has been kidnapped by gunmen.
Idris was said to have been kidnapped by the gunmen “at about one o’clock in the early hours of [Monday] from his home at Baban Tunga village in Tafa local government of the State,” Mary Noel-Berje, the chief press secretary to Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, said.
The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Ahmed Matane, said that the gunmen who came on about fifteen motorcycles with sophisticated weapons kidnapped the commissioner at about 11 p.m. during a downpour in the area.
He said that the kidnappers had yet to make contact.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, confirmed the incident to NAN and promised to provide more details later.
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