Authorities in Nigeria’s North-Central Niger State have confirmed the kidnap of the Commissioner for Information, Mohammed Sani Idris.
According to Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mary Noel-Berje, the commissioner was kidnaped by bandits at about one o’clock in the early hours of Monday from his home at Baban tunga village in Tafa local government of the State.
Security agencies are however already trailing the bandits with a view to apprehending them, she said.
Recall that the state Governor Abubakar Sani Bello had in April raised the alarm over the presence of “Boko Haram elements” in the state, and said the terrorist group had hoisted its flag.
Niger State has recently witnessed the kidnapping of schoolchildren, with scores still in captivity more than two months after being abducted.