Police Rescue Kidnapped Nasarawa Lecturer, Arrest Suspect, Recover Fire Arm/Ammunition

The Nasarawa Police Command on Friday, said that it’s operatives rescued the lecturer in the Department of Micro Biology, Nasarawa State University, Keffi who was kidnapped.

DSP Rahman Nansel, the Nasarawa State Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) said this on Friday in a statement signed on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, Shehu Nadada.

The statement said:

“On 27/12/2023 at about 0415hrs, information was received that unidentified armed men invaded the residence of one Isaac Igbawua, a lecturer attached to the Department of Micro Biology, Nasarawa State University, Keffi.

“The lecturer who resided at Old Barracks, Kokona LGA, was whisked to an unknown destination.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Umar Shehu Nadada ordered an intensive manhunt for the abductors.

“The search paid off on 28/12/2023 at about 1630hrs when information was received that some strange people wearing face mask were sighted in the forest at Ogba village, Nasarawa Eggon and the police in collaboration with vigilante group mobilized to the scene.

“On sighting the operatives, the hoodlums opened fire but were gallantly repelled.

“They took to flight, and the victim was rescued unhurt and reunited with his family after undergoing medical examination at Police Clinic, Lafia

“Also, on 28/12/2023 acting based on credible information, operatives of the Command’s Anti-Kidnapping Unit arrested one Daniel Favour Chukwuebuka ‘m’ 25yrs, a 200 Level student of the Department of Social Works, Federal University of Lafia.

“A search warrant was executed at his residence where one locally fabricated Beretta pistol, four (4) live ammunition, and Criminal Charms/Herbs were recovered as exhibit.”

The Commissioner of Police therefore commended the officers for a job well done and urged members of the public to always feed the police with adequate information in order to rid the state of criminals and assure them of utmost confidentiality.

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