Alhaji Muhammed Sanni Idris, the Niger state Commissioner for information, has been kidnapped.
He was abducted from Baban Tunga, in the Tafa local government area of the state, in the early hours of Monday.
Alhaji Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, the Secretary to the Government of Niger state, confirmed the abduction.
The security personnel are already on the trail of his abductors, and he expressed hope that they will be able to track them down and save him.
He was kidnapped around 1am today at Baban tunga in Tafa local government. The kidnappers are already on the run, we hope they find him soon and rescue him safely,” he said.