- A security operative attached to minister of communications and digital economy has become the latest victim of kidnappers in Nigeria
- The police officer was kidnapped while travelling to Abuja around a village in Nasarawa state
- Fortunately, the policeman escaped from the den of his abductors hours after he was abducted
A report by Daily Trust indicates that one of the Nigerian police officers attached to the security team of Dr. Isa Pantami, the minister of communications and digital economy, has escaped from kidnappers.
The policeman whose name has been withheld was abducted during the weekend around 8:00 pm at Ikari, a village under Gudi in Akwanga local government area of Nasarawa state.
The security operative who hails from the northern state was travelling to Abuja from Doma when the unfortunate incident happened.
It was gathered that armed men blocked the road, and robbed some travellers. The suspects abducted four people, including the policeman who was dressed in mufti.
An eyewitness narrating the incident said the abducted officer came out from the bush while policemen who were mobilised to the scene were making enquiries.
According to the witness, the policeman told his uniformed colleagues that he was able to escape from the kidnapper's den after overpowering one of them.
He, however, sustained an injury on his forehead when one the abductors threw a cutlass that hit and wounded him while running.
Though the incident was confirmed by a source in the ministry, ASP Ramhan Nansel, the spokesperson of the police command in Nasarawa said investigations have begun into the matter.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that at least 35 commuters were on Friday, December 18, abducted by Boko Haram insurgents along Damaturu-Maiduguri road.
Military sources were quoted to have said the insurgents attacked a large convoy of commuters near Garin Kuturu in Jakana at about 5 pm on Friday.
The insurgents, who reportedly appeared in military uniforms, were said to have mounted a roadblock on the highway with five Hilux vans before taking away the passengers.
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