The Chief of Staff to the Speaker of the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Usman Sahabi, has been abducted from his residence in the early hours of Thursday. Sahabi, who is also a reporter with Adamawa Broadcasting Corporation and has covered the Assembly for years, was forcefully taken by five gunmen at gunpoint.
According to reports, the incident occurred around 1 a.m. in Wuro-Chekke, Yola South Local Government Area, where Sahabi had lived for many years. The kidnappers have reportedly made contact with Sahabi’s family and demanded a ransom of N20 million.
In response to the kidnapping, the Adamawa State Police Command has assured the public that they are taking immediate action to secure Sahabi’s release. The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Sulaiman Nguroje, stated that the command has deployed all its operational assets and is working tirelessly to rescue the journalist alive.
Nguroje emphasized that the police have been actively pursuing the criminals and are coordinating rescue efforts to ensure Sahabi’s safe return to his family. The command is determined to apprehend the perpetrators and bring them to justice.
The abduction of Usman Sahabi highlights the increasing security challenges in Adamawa State and the need for swift action to protect the lives and property of its residents. The police’s commitment to rescuing Sahabi alive is a reassuring response to the incident, and the public remains hopeful for a positive outcome in this distressing situation.
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