Nasarawa LG to beef up security after commissioner’s kidnap
Following the abduction of Nasarawa State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Yakubu Lawal, the chairman of Nassarawa-Eggon Local Government Area, Danlami Idris, has promised to beef up security in the area.
Mr Idris, who pledged in a statement, said the increasing insecurity would be tackled in the area.
The chairman said this while reacting to the abduction of the information commissioner and the murder of a staffer of Government Science Secondary School, Nassarawa-Eggon, by gunmen.
“In recent times, some criminals have refused to allow the good people of Nassarawa-Eggon to go about their farming and other economic activities freely.
“These criminals have succeeded in instilling fears on our people who go about their lawful businesses by abducting them for ransom.
“The latest of them was the abduction of the commissioner for information just two days after a teacher was killed,” he added.
Mr Idris said insecurity was not peculiar to Nassarawa-Eggon, but the local authority would collaborate with security agencies and the people to defeat the criminal elements in the area.
He added that they would do everything possible to ensure that the commissioner is rescued unhurt.
Therefore, the chairman appealed to the public to provide them with useful information on kidnappers and other criminals in the area.
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