A retired Permanent Secretary in Kwara State, Dr Zubair Erubu, is currently in kidnappers’ den.
According media reports, a member of his family, who craved anonymity, confirmed the incident.
Erubu was abducted around 10pm on Thursday at Ago-Oja, Asa Local Government Area of the state.
The retired top civil servant, who is also the Magaji Erubu of Ilorin, was said to be returning from Ilorin metropolis to retire at his Ago-Oja residence when the kidnappers struck and seized him at gunpoint.
Reports has it that Eburu was in Ilorin earlier on the fateful day to attend to a patient, who was undergoing treatment in his medical facility in Ilorin.
The state Police Command confirmed the abduction in a statement issued in Ilorin Today.
Spokesman of the command, Ajayi Okasanmi, a Superintendent of Police, said the Commissioner of Police, Tuesday Assayomo, had directed a rescue operation to ensure timely release of the victim from the kidnappers’ den.
“The kidnap incident is confirmed. The commissioner of police, CP Tuesday Assayomo has ordered a discreet investigation, rescue and arrest of the kidnappers immediately he got the information”, Okasanmi said.