Less than 36 hours after Nasarawa state governor, Abdullahi Sule asked asked the United States and the United Kingdom to stop scaring Nigeria with terror alerts, the wife of Deputy Commandant, special intelligence squad Apollos Dandaura was kidnapped Wednesday evening and his younger brother shot in Lafia, the state capita.
Sule, had Monday advised the two countries by State Governor Abdullahi Sule who asked the two countries to stop scaring Nigeria with terror alerts.
Both countries had, last week, issued travel advisories to their citizens over an “elevated risk of terrorist attacks in Nigeria, especially in Abuja.
But clarifying his statement on Wednesday on Channels Television’s popular program, Politics Today, the Governor said his advise was based on the tone and mode of the alert, stressing that acts of terrorism is not peculiar to any country, but that raising such magnitude of alarm does not help the citizens.
He however said he did not ignore the alert as he had to convene an expanded security council meeting.
However Vanguard reports that following the development, the younger brother of Dandaura is currently receiving treatment at a private Hospital in Lafia and is said to be responding to treatment.
The Commander’s wife was kidnapped around Shenge area of Lafia, the capital city of Nasarawa State.
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When Contacted, Public Relations Officer of the Nasarawa State Command of NSCDC, Jerry Victor, who confirmed the incident in a telephone conversation said however that the where about of the victim was still unknown
Detail of the incident is still sketchy as at the time of filling this report.