The police command in Nasarawa State has confirmed the abduction of Yakubu Dauda, Village Head of Sabon Gida-Barkin Kogi in Lafia Local Government Area by unidentified gunmen.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Samaila Usman, confirmed the incident on Tuesday in Lafia.

Usman said that the monarch was abducted from his house at about 1:25 am on Monday.

According to him, the abductors came to the house, shot sporadically before whisking away the village head to an unknown destination.

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“When the incident was reported, the Commissioner of Police Bola Longe, visited the village and directed for his rescue.

“The search and rescue team comprising Police Mobile Force, Special Anti-Robbery Squad as well as local hunters and vigilante groups are combing the bushes around the area,” he said.

He said the police have also beefed up security in the area and all roads linking other villages and towns such as Assakio, Obi and Lafia.

Bounce News is yet to confirm if this abduction is politically motivated or done for ransom as the police did not state if there had been a demand from the abductors.

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