Ex-Minister Has Been Kidnapped By Unknown Gunmen In Nasarawa
A former Minister of Labour and Productivity, Mr. Usaini Akwanga, has been abducted by unknown gunmen on his farm in the Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
A family source said the gunmen, numbering 10, stormed the farmland around 6pm on Tuesday and kidnapped Akwanga.
The source who spoke with Punch revealed that the minister is aged and the gunmen had yet to contact the family.
“We are scared because he is old. The gunmen have not called or demanded any ransom, so we don’t even know their motive.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Idirisu Kennedy, confirmed the incident to our correspondent on Wednesday during a telephone chat.
“Investigation has started into the incident and we will ensure he is rescued unhurt,” he added.