A member of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly representing the Nasarawa Central State Constituency, Hon Ismai Danbaba, has been kidnapped.
Danbaba was kidnapped on Saturday evening while traveling to Jos, the Plateau State capital, for an official function.
The incident was confirmed to newsmen by the Chairman of the state’s Assembly Committee on Information, Hon Mohammed Omadefu.
According to him, the incident took place in the forest in the Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
He explained that the kidnapped legislator had passed Andaha in Akwanga LGA of Nasarawa State and was heading to the forest area in Sanga LGA of Kaduna when the kidnappers ambushed and whisked him away.
Omadefu, who represents Keana state constituency on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said the kidnappers have made contact with the Assembly but were yet to make any demand.
By Victor Uzoho
Join the conversation
SPECIAL REPORT: Displaced residents of Zamfara battle hunger, as underfunding derails Nigeria’s nutrition goals
On paper, Muhammad Zayyanu is seven years old. The quiet boy who looks shorter for his age could not recollect...
INVESTIGATION: N7.3bn paid for unnamed projects; how Nigerian govt spent N2.2trn in six months
Analysing nearly 3,000 payments made by various Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) over the previous six months (January...
INVESTIGATION… Delay rocks Nigerian govt’s promise of N30,000 covid-19 relief for artisans, others
Before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in February, 2020, Chukwudi Okoroigwe’s daily earnings as a bus driver was hardly enough to cater to the...
INVESTIGATION… Ten years after, communities count losses as AfDB, Cross River govt abandon road project
Ten years after the Cross River State government and African Development Bank (AFDB) jointly awarded the Yahe-Wanokom-Wanikade-Benue border road for...
INVESTIGATION….N.3bn down the drain: Why water projects for Enugu communities don’t work
In this concluding part, ARINZE CHIJIOKE talks about some of the projects that are serving the people and how various WASH programmes have failed to tackle...