Gunmen Abduct Journalist, One Other In Nasarawa
Gunmen (File photo).

A presenter with the Nasarawa Broadcasting Service and his friend, have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

The Nasarawa State Police Command confirmed the abduction on Tuesday through its spokesman, SP Kennedy Idirisu.

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Idirisu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the presenter was abducted in Keffi at about 10 pm on Saturday while returning from work.

The command’s spokesman said the case was reported to the police in Keffi on Oct. 21 by a friend of the victim when he did not return home the previous night after closing from work.

Idirisu stated that the police began an investigation and found the Honda CRV car belonging to one of the victims with an iPad abandoned by the roadside in Dadin-Kowa area of Keffi.

The spokesman, who gave the names of the victims as Jerry Gana and Simpson Ogbu, said the police were working assiduously to locate and rescue them and called on anyone with useful information to come forward.

Idirisu appealed to the families of the victims and management of NBS to remain calm as the command would not relent until the victims were released.

Also speaking, Alhaji Yusuf Musa, the General Manager of the station, told NAN that one of the victims is a presenter on contract with the station.

“I have just returned from a foreign trip and yet to be adequately briefed on the details of the incident, but what I can say is that one of the victims is a presenter, working on contract basis with us,” Musa said.