Residents of Babban-Tunga, a group off Abuja/Kaduna freeway in Niger State have narrated how the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Alhaji Muhammed Sanni Idris, was kidnapped.
Idris who hails from Babban-Tunga was whisked away within the early hours of Monday, in line with the Secretary to the Government of Niger State (SSG), Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Matane.
He was stated to have been kidnapped from his residence in the neighborhood on Sunday night time by gunmen stated to quantity about 20, who whisked him away by way of a close-by bush.
According to Daily Trust, a youthful brother of the sufferer, Salisu Idris stated the abductors known as him on telephone twice round 10am on Monday, utilizing the sufferer’s contact quantity, to substantiate that he was of their custody.
“They said they would think about the ransom amount and call back when they are ready,” he stated.
Speaking additionally, the commissioner’s first spouse, stated she was with him on Saturday earlier than returning to Minna on Sunday night.
“He called me on phone around 11 pm to hear about my journey and bid me good night.
“Later around 12-midnight while I was already asleep, another call came in from the family home, informing me about the abduction, but not specifically detailing the victim. My children were the ones that first got wind of the incident, but decided not to inform me,” she stated.
The commissioner’s first spouse, who relies in Minna, stated she needed to return to Babban-Tunga on Monday morning following the incident.
She was about to return to Minna when she accepted to spare a while to talk with our reporter on the incident.
She stated the commissioner’s second spouse, who relies in the neighborhood, was with their husband of their residence when the attackers struck and whisked him away.
It was gathered that, after seizing plenty of telephones from the home, together with that of the commissioner and his spouse’s, they saved asking for extra telephones which she insisted there was none however they saved on slapping her, and later threatened to take her alongside, however that she pleaded with them that her new child child was in poor health.
“At that juncture, one of the kidnappers grabbed the baby by his hands and shook him continuously, saying ‘is this the baby that you say is not feeling well?” She stated she was grief-stricken and virtually handed out, as she couldn’t bear the unsettling scenario.
“However, they later changed their mind as they would not want her to be a liability to them.”