Bandits abduct Niger Commissioner of Information, Alhaji Ahmed Matane

The Niger State Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Mr Mohammed Idris, has been kidnapped by gunmen at Baban Tunga village of Tarfa Local Government Area of the state.

The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Ahmed Matane, confirmed the kidnapping to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview on Monday.

Alhaji Matane said that the gunmen who came on about fifteen motorcycles with sophisticated weapons kidnapped the commissioner at about 11 p.m. during a downpour in the area.

He said that the kidnappers had yet to make contact.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, confirmed the incident to and promised to provide more details later.