The Police Command in Nasarawa State has foiled the abduction of Umar Nasiru-Black, Nasarawa South Zonal Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
This was disclosed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Ramhan Nansel.
Nansel made this known to newsmen in a statement on Sunday 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. The abduction was foiled due to prompt intervention of the team mobilized by the CP and members of the community.”
Further, Nansel explained that in a bid to escape; the hoodlums hit the said Umar Nasiru Black, with a stick on his forehead. He said that they also shot one of the victim’s neighbour on the right leg; adding that they narrowly escaped into the nearby bushes.
Additionally, the police spokesman revealed 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.
Consequently, the PPRO called on the public to always inform the security agencies about any suspicious activities in their areas.
In other news, a yet-to-be-identified man was, on Sunday, found dead on an electricity pole in Kobape area of Abeokuta, Ogun capital.
Residents of the area could not say when or why the man decided to climb the pole
They could also not prove that he was an official of any electricity generating or distribution company. While many said that the man must have climbed the pole to commit suicide by getting himself electrocuted; others opined that he might have been on a mission to steal cables.
A witness, who did not want his name mentioned, said;
“We woke up this morning to see the corpse of the man on the electricity pole.
“The death of the man is mysterious; we don’t know how he died. Maybe he wanted to commit suicide or he wanted to steal cables. Only God knows.”