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Gunmen kidnap Permanent Secretary, grandchild in Niger

By News Desk

The Permanent Secretary, Niger State Ministry of Transportation, Dr. Ibrahim Musa, along with his granddaughter were reported to have been kidnapped by gunmen in Zungeru axis of the state.

As gathered, the senior civil servant and his grandchild were said to have been abducted in their house within the community after returning from a wedding ceremony.

Eyewitnesses narrated that the gunmen stormed the house in the early hours on Saturday and picked both of them to an undisclosed location.

One of the family members narrated that the gunmen entered the house by breaking down the gate to abduct the Permanent Secretary who was relaxing after the celebration.

The family source added that they have reached out to the state government to inform them about the incident that occurred within the community.

The Secretary to the Niger State Government, Ahmed Matane, while reacting to the incident, assured that the state government would do its best to ensure that its staff is rescued unharmed.

Efforts to reach the Niger State Police Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Wasiu, were unsuccessful as of the time of filing this report.

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