The Commissioner of Police in Sokoto State, Mr. Mohammed Abdulkadir, has confirmed the abduction (the action of forcibly taking someone away against their will.) of the Director of Finance, Isa local government area and three others in the state.

Abdulkadir told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto on Wednesday that the victims were kidnapped by some unknown gunmen along Sokoto-Isa road on Monday.

He added that the gunmen were holding the victims captive in the Gundumi forest, located in Goronyo local government area of the state.

The police commissioner said, “The command has since deployed a team of police officers in uniforms and plain clothes to the forest in search of the victims.

”The abductors are yet to establish any communication either with their respective families or the command.

”In the same vein, the abductors have not demanded for any ransom, but efforts will be sustained to free the victims.”

Abdulkadir appealed to the people of the state to offer useful and intelligence reports to the security agencies to facilitate the victims’ release.

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