The Niger State Police Command has a disclosed that it has rescued the All Progressives Congress (APC) Zone ‘C’ chairman, Alhaji Aminu Musa Bobi unhurt.
In a statement signed by the Niger Police Public Relations Officer DSP Wasiu Abiodun the Command mobilized a joint Police, army and vigilante team to the area for manhunt of the gunmen.
It should be noted on Saturday last week 2.30pm, suspected armed men attacked the said victim and his driver, one Nasiru Bobi on their way to the farm along Ukuru road in Bobi district area of Mariga Local Government Area.
The driver according to the PPRO was shot on the leg and abandoned by the assailants while the chairman was abducted.
Our Correspondent gathered that the driver was later rescued and taken to general hospital Kontagora where he received medical treatment while the abducted chairman was released by the abductors on Ftoday afternoon at about 3.30 and resurfaced around Igwama forest, Bobi district area of Mariga LGA of the state.
The victim was subsequently rescued from the forest, debriefed and taken to general hospital, Kontagora for medical attention, while effort to track down the culprits is being intensified.
The Commissioner of Police, Niger State Command CP Monday Bala Kuryas appreciated the efforts of Nigerlites for their support towards the recent achievements recorded, and reiterated his commitment and readiness to ensure that the students of Mallam Salihu Tanko Islamiyya are equally released and rescued unhurt.
He further solicits for more cooperation of Nigerlites by giving useful information to the Police towards achieving the desired goal of a more secured environment.