BREAKING: Bandits Kidnap Buhari's Appointee, Granddaughter in Northern State

BREAKING: Bandits Kidnap Buhari's Appointee, Granddaughter in Northern State

  • Bandits in Niger on Friday, October 1, dealt a heavy blow to the state government by kidnapping one of its permanent secretaries
  • The victim is Ibrahim Garba Musa, the permanent secretary in the state's ministry of transportation
  • Musa was kidnapped alongside his granddaughter in Zuregu after the criminals broke into his house

Dr. Ibrahim Garba Musa, the permanent secretary in the Niger ministry of transportation, was on Friday, October 1, kidnapped alongside his granddaughter.

The Nation reports that Musa was abducted by bandits in the Zugeru area of the state after a wedding celebration he attended.

The publication disclosed that gunmen made their way into the permanent secretary's house by breaking down the gate, Punch added.

Nigerian policemen
The police are yet to confirm the kidnap (Photo: NPF)
Source: Facebook

Speaking on the incident, the secretary to the state government, Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, said he is yet to confirm it.

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However, Matane promised that the government would do its best to ensure the safe rescue of Musa.

Buhari deploys Ngige's wife, makes 8 strategic appointments

Meanwhile, the appointments and deployments of nine permanent secretaries to federal ministries were approved by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, August 3.

President Buhari's approval was contained in a statement released by the office of the head of civil service of the federation, Folasade Yemi-Esan.

One of the new permanent secretaries is the wife of Chris Ngige, Evelyn Ngige, who was deployed to the federal ministry of industry, trade, and investment.

Other appointees are listed below:

1. Bitrus Bako Nabasu from the ministry of petroleum resource to the federal ministry of communication and digital economy

2. Mammam Mahmuda, career management office to the ministry of health

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3. Nasir Sani Gwarzo, ministry of industry trade and investment has been taken to the ministry of petroleum resources

4. Anthonia Akpabio Ekpa, ministry of women affairs to special duties and Inter-governmental affairs

5. Dr Onwudiwe Maryanne Ngozi,

6. Dr Ogunbiyi Marcus Olaniyi,

7. Yusuf Ibrahim Idris

8. Adebiyi Olusesan Olufunso

A part of the statement read:

“This deployment takes immediate effect and handing over and taking over process should be completed on or before Friday, August 6, 2021 except for Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health whose take over will be on August 13, 2021."


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