Nasarawa Crisis Latest: Police Micro Finance Bank Chief, 2 others missing

Nasarawa State
Nasarawa State

The police bank chief went missing around the area where the violence broke out.

The Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, Umar Shehu, on Wednesday announced that General Manager, Police Micro Finance Bank, Gidado Hassan, is missing.

Mr. Shehu said the bank boss who left Abuja on Saturday morning with two of his friends to attend a wedding ceremony in Keana local government area of the state had not been seen.

Keana is about 30 kilometers away from Obi Local Government Area where the renewed wave of violence, reportedly triggered by the Ombatse militia broke out Friday.

The commissioner said the wedding, which was earleir scheduled for Keana was however shifted to Lafia due to the crisis that erupted in Obi on Friday, but the bank boss went in the direction of Keana because he had no knowledge of the change of venue.

“The manager and two others were alleged to have left Abuja for a wedding in Keana local government area of Nasarawa state on Saturday.

“Till this moment, there has not been any information about the where about of the manager, his friend and driver”.

The police commissioner said search and rescue teams have been deployed to the Obi-Keana road where the victims were suspected to have travelled.

“As at this time of talking to you, the victims are yet to be located or even traced to any point”.

He said a police team had again hit the road, following a tip off that a car was burnt and discovered inside a ditch along the same road, but that there were yet to report back on their findings.


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