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Gunmen abduct NASIEC secretary in Nasarawa

Gunmen abduct NASIEC secretary in Nasarawa
August 25
12:01 2021

Muhammed Okpu, secretary of Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission, has been abducted by gunmen.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by Ramhan Nansel, police spokesperson, in Lafia, on Wednesday.

Nansel said about five gunmen invaded the house of the NASIEC secretary at Bakin Riniya village, located along Lafia-Shendam road around 11.45 pm on Tuesday night.

“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 stormed the residence of the NASIEC Secretary located at Bakin Rijiya Village and kidnapped him,” the statement reads.

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According to the spokesperson, Adesina Soyemi, commissioner of police in the state, led a detachment of police officers from the command’s anti-kidnapping unit, police mobile force, counter-terrorism unit and other tactical divisions to the scene where the gunmen are suspected to have held him captive.

Nansel said the police are on the trail of the kidnappers and are working at rescuing the victim.

He asked members of the public to support the police with useful information that will help in arresting the criminals.

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