Abductors of the ‘big fish’ victim, Niger State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mallam Idris Sani Mohammed, who was caught at about 0100 h0urs of Monday have quickly put a price tag of N500million in ransom for his release.
Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Ahmed Matane, had confirmed Mohammed’s abduction before the state government went into an extensive security meeting on Monday.
The meeting was presided over by the Deputy Governor, Alhaji Mohammed Ketso, with all the security heads in the state in attendance.
The Government House has been in a sober mood since the news of the commissioner’s abduction was made public in Minna, the state capital, while there is an atmosphere of disquiet at the Ministry of Information as workers were seen in groups discussing the incident.
Mohammed was kidnapped in his hometown, Baban Tunga in Tafa Local Government Area of the state around 1 am today (Monday).
Secretary to Niger State government, Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Matane who confirmed the incident said the security are already on his trail and hope they would be able to trace and rescue him unhurt.
The abductors were said to have celebrated catching “a big fish” when they took away Mohammed from his residence, at about 11pm on Sunday, to an unknown destination.