BREAKING: Perm Sec, granddaughter kidnapped in Niger

Suspected bandits have kidnapped the Permanent Secretary, Niger State Ministry of Transportation, Dr Ibrahim Garba Musa, along with his granddaughter.

It was learnt that Musa was abducted in his house in Zungeru, where he went for a wedding ceremony. He was picked up by the gunmen the night after the party.

One of the family members narrated that the gunmen entered into the house by breaking down the gate to abduct the Permanent Secretary, who was relaxing after the celebration.

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He added that the family had already reached out to the state governmenti to inform them about the incident.

Secretary to the Niger State Government, Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, when contacted, said that he had just been informed of the incident but that he had yet to confirm it.

He, however, said the state government would do its best to ensure that the Permanent Secretary was rescued unharmed.

Efforts to reach the Niger State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abiodun Wasiu, were unsuccessful as of the time of filing this report.

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