- Gunmen in Jigawa have kidnapped Mahadi Hassan, a staff of the INEC in the state
- Police authorities in the state said they are of aware of the incident but no formal complaint was filed concerning the case
- The abductors have contacted the family of Hassan, demanding ransom before he can be set free
Mahadi Hassan, an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been reportedly kidnapped in Jigawa state.
John Kaiwa, the head of department of voter education and publicity in the state confirmed the kidnapping on Tuesday, March 19, Channels TV reports.
Kaiwa revealed that the INEC official who was kidnapped on Giwa Road in Jigawa has been missing since Friday, March 15.
The police authorities in the state have also confirmed that the incident happened.
The police, however, said that neither the electoral commission nor any member of the Hassan’s family, filed a formal complaint.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Dr Mahmoud Isah, said that the gunmen have contacted the family of Hassan, demanding that a ransom be paid before he can be released.
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Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that the Nasarawa state governor, Tanko Al-Makura, asked the Nigerian Army to solve the persistent cases of kidnapping in the state.
The governor made this call on Monday, March 18, during the time he received officers from the Operation Whirl Stroke led by Major General Adeyemi Yekini at his house in Lafia, the state capital.
Al-Makura also lamented that the kidnapping incidents in the state is being were carried out by very sophisticated syndicate.
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