Gunmen Abduct Three Health Workers

Some gunmen abducted three officials of the Nasarawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency (NSPHCDA) on Thursday.

Public Relations Officer of the police command in the state, Kennedy Idrisu, confirmed the incident to NAN, saying the three officials were traveling in a Toyota Hilux van when the gunmen intercepted them at Bugan-Gwari village, along Nasarawa-Toto road.G

“The abductors seized the workers and took them to an unknown destination,” he said.

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He said the victims were on an official assignment from Lafia, the state capital to Gadabuke in Toto local government, when they were seized by the gunmen.

Idrisu said a joint police and military team, in collaboration with the local vigilante, had been mobilised to the area with the view to rescue the victims and possibly arrest the abductors.

He said the command was working assiduously to stem the tide of armed robbery and kidnapping in the state, and called for continuous support in that respect.

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Shedding more light on the issued executive chairman of NSPHCDA, Mohammed Adiz, described the incident as unfortunate, but declined further comment.

NAN