The security situation in Nasarawa appears to be worsening with the abduction of a member of the State Executive Council and Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Yakubu Lawal, by gunmen.
Days ago, gunmen invaded and killed a staff member of Government Science Secondary School Nassarawa-Eggon, the the same Loval Government Area Lawal was abducted from.
The Police Command in Nasarawa State has confirmed the abduction while imploring members of the public to volunteer useful information that could lead to the rescue of the Commissioner and arrest of the gunmen.
DSP Ramhan Nansel, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in a statement made on Tuesday in Lafia, the state capital said, According to the PPRO, “On 15/8/2022 at about 8:45 pm, 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.
“Consequently, Police operatives attached to the 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, Vigilante as well as 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 and 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.”
Those with useful information are advised reach out to the command via the following numbers: 08035951018, 08033806409, 08037461715 and 08036157659.