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Gunmen Abduct Electoral Commission Boss In Nasarawa


The Secretary of the Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission, Mohammed Abubakar Opu, has been abducted by gunmen.

The victim was abducted at his residence in Bakin Rijiya village, along Lafia-Shendam road in Nasarawa State, on Tuesday.

The incident was confirmed by the Nasarawa State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Ramham Nansel in a statement he issued on Wednesday morning.

The PPRO noted that the State Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina Soyemi, led a detachment of police personnel to the area to ensure how the victim would be rescued unhurt.

He said the commissioner called on residents to help the security operatives by making relevant information available. 

He said, “On 25/8/2021 at about 0145hrs, a complaint was lodged at C Division, Lafia that, on 24/8/2021 at about 2345hrs, unknown gunmen numbering about five, abducted one Mohammed Abubakar Opu (The Secretary of Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission) in his residence located at Bakin rijiya village, along Lafia-Shendam road, Nasarawa State. 

“On receipt of the complaints, the Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina Soyemi, immediately led a detachment of Police personnel comprising of personnel of the Anti-Kidnapping unit, Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit and other tactical units of the Command to the scene.

“Consequently, the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of State Criminal Investigation Department was also directed to move to the scene and conduct a comprehensive investigation inorder to unveil the faces of those responsible for the commission of the despicable act, rescue the victim and arrest the perpetrators.

“The Commissioner of Police is hereby calling on anyone with useful information that will aid the investigation to call.”


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