Bandits have kidnapped the Niger State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mohammed Idris, on Sunday at Baban Tunga village of Tarfa Local Government Area of the state.
This was disclosed on Monday by the Secretary to the State Government, Ahmed Matane, during a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.
The Secretary said that the gunmen kidnapped the commissioner after they came into the area at about 11 p.m, with about fifteen motorcycles and sophisticated weapons.
However, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor of the state, Mary Noel-Berje, confirmed the development of the situation.
“The commissioner was said to have been kidnaped by bandits at about one o’clock in the early hours of today from his home at Baban Tunga village in Tafa Local Government of the State.
“Security agencies are how ever already trailing the bandits with a view to apprehending them,” she said.
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