The rescue of abducted APC Zone C Chairman, Aminu Bobi, has been confirmed by the Police Command in Niger State, on Saturday.
This was published in a statement published in Minna on Saturday by the command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Wasiu Abiodun.
According to Abiodun, the chairman was rescued on Fridy at about 3:30 pm on Friday, around Igwama forest, Bobi district of Mariga Local Government Area of the state.
He said his driver who was kidnapped along with him was also rescued and taken to the general hospital, Kontagora, where he received medical treatment.
“The victim was rescued from the forest, debriefed and taken to the General Hospital, Kontagora, for medical attention, while efforts to track down the culprits are being intensified.
“It is also noteworthy to state that on Aug. 7 about 14:30 hours (2:30 pm.), suspected armed men had attacked the victim and his driver, one Nasiru Bobi, on their way to their farm on Ukuru road in Bobi district area of Mariga LGA.
“The driver was shot on the leg and abandoned by the assailants, while the chairman was abducted,” Abiodun said.
Abiodun futher said the command has mobilised a joint police, army and vigilante team to the area for manhunt of the gunmen.