Yesterday, gunmen kidnapped the Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Niger State, Mohammed Idris.
Mary Noel-Berje, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, said Idris was kidnapped about 1:00 a.m. in the early hours of Monday from his home at Baban Tunga village in Tafa Local Government of the state.
According to the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Ahmed Matane, the gunmen came on about 15 motorcycles with sophisticated weapons and abducted Idris about during a downpour in the area. He said the kidnappers had not contacted the family.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, confirmed the incident.