Mr. Mohammed Idris, Niger State Commissioner of Information and Strategy, was on Sunday kidnapped by gunmen at Baban Tunga Village of Tarfa Local Government Area of the state.
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The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Ahmed Matane, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in a telephone interview on Monday.
Matane said that the gunmen who came on about fifteen motorcycles with sophisticated weapons kidnapped the commissioner at about 11pm during a downpour in the area.
He said that the kidnappers had yet to make contact.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, confirmed the incident to NAN and promised to provide more details later.