The chairman of Keffi local government area in Nasarawa state, Hon Muhammad Baba Shehu and his driver have been abducted by suspected gunmen, The Nation reports.
Legit.ng gathered that the gunmen killed the police orderly of the chairman, Sergeant Alhassan Habibu Nasir.
The incident, according to the report, occured along Gudi district of Akwanga local government around 6:30pm on Friday, May 20, when the chairman was heading to Lafia.
The police orderly was killed during a shoot-out with the gunmen. He died on the spot.
The chairman attended the annual General Meeting (AGM) of Keffi Old Boys Association (KOBA) at Government Collage Keffi and shortly after making his speech informed he was leaving for Lafia.
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The gunmen reportedly opened fire on his official vehicle as he approached Gudi, killing his police orderly and abducting him and the driver.
Gudi is the home town of Nasarawa Governor Abdullahi Sule.
According to the report, the spokesman of Nasarawa police command, ASP Ramhan Ramhan confirmed the incident.
Bandits release abducted KADPOLY Lecturer, retain daughter, driver
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a lecturer with the Kaduna Polytechnic who was abducted by bandits together with her daughter and driver, Dr Rahmatu Abarshi, was released.
It was reported that Tijjani Ramalan, chairman of Liberty TV on Thursday morning, May 19, disclosed that the lecturer has been released but her daughter, Ameerah and the driver are still in captivity.
According to the report, on April 24, 2022, bandits abducted the lecturer, her daughter and her driver while returning from Mariri community in Lere local government area of the state.
She had gone to distribute clothes to IDPs as part of her “Barkindo Rahama Initiative”, when they were attacked by bandits, who later demanded N100 million ransom.
Abdallah Isma’il Abdallah, the Admin officer of Barkindo Rahama Initiative, founded by Dr Abarshi, confirmed the release of the lecturer on Tuesday night, May 18, but did not say the amount of ransom paid for her release.
He said after she regained freedom on Tuesday evening, she was taken to an undisclosed hospital for medical check up.