Gunmen abduct three health workers in Nasarawa

Unidentified gunmen have abducted three officials of the Nasarawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency.

The health workers were abducted while on their way to Nasarawa-Toto Local Government Area.

The Chairman, Agency, Dr Mohammed Adiz, who confirmed the abduction, on Tuesday, however, declined to give further details about the incident.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Nasarawa State Police Command, SP Kennedy Idirisu, also confirmed the incident.

According to him, the victims, who were in a white Toyota Hilux van, were attacked and abducted at Bugan-Gwari village and taken to an unknown destination. The police spokesperson added that the victims were on an official assignment from Lafia to Gadabuke when the incident occurred.

He explained that a joint police and military team, in conjunction with the local vigilante, had been mobilised to the area to rescue the victims and possibly arrest the kidnappers.