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Just In: Gunmen kidnap Ministerial Permanent Secretary

The Permanent Secretary of Adamawa State Ministry of Mineral Resources, Emmanuel Piridimso, has been kidnapped.

A family member of the permanent secretary, Francis Samuel, who witnessed the incident, said gunmen stormed the residence at Clark’s Quarters in Jimeta, Yola, about 3:20 am Wednesday and abducted the permanent secretary.

He explained, “The gunmen came bearing two guns and abducted the Permanent Secretary at gunpoint. They carted away his handset and that of his wife.

“We have tried to no avail to contact of the Permanent Secretary through his phone number, but the abductors refused to pick our calls. As at the time we are speaking, the abductors were yet to contact us.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Suleiman Yahaya, who confirmed the incident to newsmen Wednesday morning, said efforts were being made to get the permanent secretary back from captivity.

“The police has already deployed IG’s rapid response team to track and arrest the culprits and to also rescue the victim,” the PPRO said.

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