Police foil kidnap attempt on PDP zonal chairman in Nasarawa

Operatives of the Nasarawa Police Command have foiled an attempt to kidnap the zonal chairman, Nasarawa-South chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Umar Nasiru-Black.

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Ramhan Nansel, who disclosed the incident in a statement on Sunday, said the police received a distress call on Nov. 20 at about 8: 30 p.m. that six unidentified gunmen had invaded Nasiru-Black’s residence, located at Bukan kwato area of Lafia, and were attempting to kidnap him.

“Upon the receipt of the information, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Adesina Soyemi, immediately mobilised police patrol teams to the scene.

“The abduction was foiled due to the prompt intervention of the team mobilised by the commissioner and members of the community,” he added.

Nansel said in the bid to escape, the hoodlums hit Nasir-Black on the head with a stick.

He said they also shot one of the victim’s neighbours on the right leg before they narrowly escaped into the nearby bush.

The PPRO added that the PDP chieftain, along with his neighbour who was shot, was rushed to an undisclosed hospital for treatment, noting that they are in a stable condition.

He, however, said efforts are ongoing to arrest the suspects.

The PPRO called on the public to always inform security agencies of suspicious activities in their areas, for prompt response.

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