Kidnappers have abducted the Emir of Gurku, Jibrin Mohammed and his wife in Gurku, Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
The state police spokesperson DSP Ramhan Nansel, Command Public Relations Officer, revealed this in Lafia on Monday, saying the couple were abducted from the palace.
Nansel said on Aug. 6, the Nasarawa State Police Command received a distress call that the palace of Gurku Town located 10 kilometers from Mararaba main town in Karu Local Government Area was invaded by the kidnappers.
“Upon receipt of the information, the Nasarawa state Commissioner of Police, CP Maiyaki Mohammed-Baba, deployed a combined team of police operatives in collaboration with the vigilante group to the scene.
“Upon arrival, it was discovered that the chief and his wife were abducted to an unknown destination.
The surrounding bushes and the mountains were combed but all efforts to get them back proved abortive,” he said.
He, however, assured that the commissioner had further deployed additional men of the tactical team and the anti-kidnapping unit and men from the Karu Area Command to the scene.
“Efforts are ongoing to rescue the chief and his wife unhurt. The public will be kept abreast as events unfold,” he said.