Yakubu Lawal, Nasarawa State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, has regained his freedom five days after he was abducted by gunmen in his residence.
Yakubu Lawal Released
KanyiDaily had reported how the commissioner was kidnapped by gunmen on Monday at his residence in Nassarawa-Eggon LGA of the state.
Speaking with newsmen in Lafia on Friday, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Ramhan Nansel confirmed that the commissioner has been released after five days in captivity.
Nansel said, “The abducted Commissioner has been released around 6pm today and he has been reunited with his family.
“Based on credible information, we gathered that the kidnappers took the commissioner to Tawa-Gali area around Mada station in Nasarawa Eggon LGA, so we mobilised our men to go after them.
“On getting there, we mounted pressure on them, so they had to leave the commissioner there and ran away.
“No ransom was paid and for now, none of the kidnappers has been arrested but we are working round the clock to get them arrested.”
Nansel appealed to members of the public to continue to assist the police with useful information that would help them serve residents of the state better.
KanyiDaily had also reported how over 50 wedding guests were abducted by gunmen suspected to be bandits following an attack on vehicles along the Sokoto-Gusau road.