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June 21, 2024

Tension as gunmen abduct man in Nasarawa

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By Abel Daniel, Lafia

Shabu community was thrown into trepidation following the abduction of a traditional title holder of Madakin Shabu, Alhaji Musa Shuaibu, by a group of unknown kidnappers.

The incident which occurred around 08:00pm on Thursday left residents in turmoil as his abductors shot sporadically into the air creating deep fears as residents scampered for safety.

Witnesses who spoke to the Vanguard said that the victim was abducted few minutes after the dusk prayer (Isha’i) prayer at the mosque in Shabu along the high way.

According to the eye witness, the kidnappers were well-armed ready to kill at a slightest provocation, prompting other worshippers and traders to flee away in fear.

The Nasarawa State Police Command has confirmed the abduction saying effort is ongoing to arrest the criminals and rescue the victim, according to the Deputy Superintendent of Police, Ranham Nansel, Nasarawa State Police Public Relations Officer.

Insecurity which include kidnapping, car snatching, house bugling and Motorcycle snatching in broad day light have continued to surge inspite restriction of movement for private and commercial motorcycles and tricycles from dusk-to-dawn.