Gunmen suspected to be bandits have kidnapped the Niger State Commissioner of Information, Alhaji Sani Idris.
The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, made this known to reporters on Monday in Minna, the state capital.
Matane noted that his colleague was kidnapped around 1:00 am at his hometown, Baban Tunga in Tafa Local Government Area of the state.
He claimed that the gunmen numbering about 20, stormed the Idris’ residence under a heavy downpour and shot sporadically into the air before abducting their victim in front of his second wife.
He added that security operatives were already on the trail of the kidnappers, saying they hope to rescue him unharmed soon.
According to a source close to the family, the abductors are yet to make any contact with the family as of the time of filing this report.