The Nasarawa State Police command has foiled attempted the kidnap of Umar Nasiru-Black, Nasarawa South Zonal Chairman of People Democratic Party (PDP).
The disclosure was made in statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Ramhan Nansel, today, in Lafia.
“On Saturday, Nov.20, 2021, at about 8:20 p.m., the Police received a distress call that six unidentified gunmen invaded the residence of the PDP Zonal Chairman located at Bukan Kwato area of Lafia and attempted to kidnap him.
“Upon receipt of the information, the Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr Adesina Soyemi, immediately mobilised Police patrol teams stationed at the area to the scene.
According to the statement, the abduction was foiled due to prompt intervention of the team mobilised by the CP and members of the community.”
Nansel further explained that in a bid to escape, the hoodlums hit tUmar Nasiru Black, with a stick on his forehead and they also shot one of the victim’s neighbour on the right leg before they narrowly escaped into the nearby bushes.
He added that the PDP chieftain and his neighbour that was shot, were rushed to the hospital for medical treatment and are in stable condition.
However, he said that efforts are ongoing to arrest the fleeing criminals to bring them to book to face full wroth of the law.
The PPRO, called on the general public to always security conscious and inform the security agencies about any suspicious activities in their community for prompt response by the security agencies.