Update: Nasarawa Information Commissioner Regains Freedom



The abducted Nasarawa State Commissioner for Information Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lawal Yakubu has been released by his abductors after spending five days in their den.

The state Police Public Relations Officer DSP Ramhan Nansel while confirming the release of the commissioner in a telephone interview with Radio Nigeria on Friday said the development followed sustained pressure of combined security operatives on kidnappers.

DSP Ramhan Nansel stated that the commissioner was immediately rushed to an undisclosed medical facility in the state for examination before reuniting with his family after his release at about 6 o’clock in the evening

The Police Spokesperson however noted that security surveillance had been intensified in Nasarawa Eggon local government area following increased insecurity in the area.

Nasarawa Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism Alhaji Yakubu Lawal was kidnapped by unknown gunmen last Monday at about 9:45 in the night at his residence in Nasarawa Eggon local government area of the state. (Radio Nigeria)

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