By David Odama
LAFIA—gunmen, yesterday, kidnapped the village head of Sabon Gida, Bakin Kogi, in Lafia East Improvement Space of Nasarawa State, together with his household requested to cough out N5 million ransom for his freedom.
Vanguard gathered from a household supply, who needed to stay nameless, that the gunmen numbering about 5, invaded the residence of the village head at about 1a.m. yesterday, and whisked away the monarch at gunpoint to unknown vacation spot.
In accordance with the supply, the abductors have been in contact with the household and are demanding N5 million ransom from the relations.
Contacted, Performing Police Public Relations Workplace, Nasarawa State Command, ASP Samaila Usman, who confirmed the incident, stated the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Bola Longe, on receiving data, instantly mobilised a workforce of safety operatives consisting of Police, Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, and hunters to the realm to hunt for the abductors.
In accordance with Usman, “the command has staged a severe manhunt on the neighbourhood and its environs together with Lafia, Assakio, Sabon Gida, Barkin Kogi and Assakio as much as Obi Native Authorities Space of the state to make sure that the kidnapped village head is rescued unharmed.”
He promised members of the general public of the command’s dedication to rid the realm of crimes to ensure safety of lives and properties.