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Gunmen abduct Permanent Secretary Jibrin Giza in Nasarawa

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In another incident that underscores the insecurity in Nigeria, Alhaji Jibrin Giza, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works in Nasarawa State was in the early hours of Sunday, abducted by yet-to-be identified gunmen.

Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Bola Longe, confirmed the abduction in Lafia.

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Longe told NAN that the permanent secretary was abducted by gunmen from his residence at Shabu, a suburb of Lafia at about 00:40 a.m.. His whereabouts is still unknown.

According to the Longe, the DPO in the area has already mobilised some officers and men who are on the trail of the fleeing abductors and their victim.

Longe added that he had ordered the DCP Operations, Officer in Charge (OC) of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), OC Counter Terrorism, and Commander Police Mobile Force 58, to comb the area to ensure the safe rescue of the victim and arrest of his abductors.

He also vowed that the command would not relent until the victim regains his freedom.

Longe further said that the abductors were yet to establish any contact with the victim’s family.

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