Gunmen strike in Nasarawa kill 1, abduct oil magnate

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The Police in Nasarawa State on Friday said gunmen had killed one person and abducted a businessman in Keffi on Wednesday night.

The Spokesman of the Police Command in the state, DSP Kennedy Idirisu,told newsmen on Friday in Lafia that the gunmen stormed the Mobil filling station in Keffi on Wednesday night and shot sporadically before whisking away the owner, Yaro Talle.

According to him, the gunmen shot the manager of the station, Saidu Abdullahi, in the leg during the operation and he later died in hospital.

Mr. Idirisu said the Keffi Division of the command had received a distress call over the incident and promptly mobilised to the scene and trailed the kidnappers.

He said the command would ensure the release of the victim unhurt.

He appealed to members of the public to be vigilant and always avail the police with useful information to help rid the state of criminal elements.

Meanwhile, a source close to the victim who pleaded anonymity said the abductors had contacted his family and demanded a N30 million ransom.

(NAN)


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