A few weeks after the Kogi State Commissioner for Environment, Adewale Omofaiye, escaped being kidnapped, the mother of the Chief of Staff to Governor Yahaya Bello, Pharmacist Abdulkarim Jamiu Asuku, has been abducted by gunmen.
She was abducted at her residence in Adavi local government area of the state on Monday.
A resident of Inese/Ovakere new layout in Nagazi community, Adavi LGA where the mother of the Chief of Staff, Hajia Seriya Raji resided, told our correspondent that the gunmen stormed her residence at about 7:40p.m shortly after she observed her Ishai prayer in a mosque within the house.
The abductors, according to the source, were six in number, dressed in black suites with masks holding Ghana Must Go bag suspected to have contained some guns and other dangerous weapons.
He said they entered her house through the mosque and whisked her away to a yet- to-be identified destination in the car they came in.
Confirming the incident in Lokoja on Tuesday, Kogi State Police Commissioner, CP Idirisu Dauda Dabban said his men have combed the entire central senatorial district and border towns in Edo with a view to rescue the mother of the Chief of Staff who was kidnapped on Monday evening.
He assured that the command will not rest on its oars until the abductors are apprehended and the victim rescued.
The Police Commissioner charged all the Divisional Police Officers to be proactive in the search and rescue operation.