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Armed Gang Abducts Commissioner In North-Central Nigeria State

The commissioner was abducted from his home in Tunga town, two months after the abduction of Tegina school children in Niger state, North-central Nigeria.

Muhammed Sanni Idris, the Commissioner for Information in Niger State, North-central Nigeria has been abducted by suspected terrorists. Idris was abducted from his home in  Baban Tunga town, Tafa Local Government Area of the state, in the wee hours of Monday, Aug. 9.

Mary Noel-Berkje, the spokesperson for Abubakar Bello, the Governor of Niger state, confirmed the abduction. Noel-Berkje said that security forces had begun a search-and-rescue operation. “We hope they will discover him soon and rescue him unharm,” she said.

Wasiu Abiodun, the police spokesperson in the state, also confirmed the incident. The commissioner’s abduction is the latest high-profile case of kidnappings by terror gangs ravaging the region and neighbouring Northwest.

Over 100 children abducted from an Islamiyya  school in Tegina town in the state, are yet to regain freedom, more than two months after their abduction.


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Aishat Babatunde

Aishat Babatunde heads the digital reporting desk. Before joining HumAngle, she worked at Premium Times and Nigerian Tribune. She is a graduate of English from the University of Ibadan.

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