Gunmen have abducted the wife and daughter of the Commissioner of Environment in Plateau State, Idi Bamaiyi.
Family sources told Channels Television that both mother and daughter were abducted on Saturday morning when the gunmen invaded the residence of the commissioner.
They, however, confirmed that the incident had been reported to the security agencies in a bid to ensure the return of the victims.
The assailants were said to have forced their way into the house in the early hours before abducting the victims in Gindiri township of Mangu Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
According to eyewitnesses, the attack lasted for about an hour as the gunmen blocked major roads in the township while the operation was ongoing.
Gindiri township and other settlements in Mangu LGA have been under a series of attacks by gunmen in the past few weeks during which several residents were abducted.
On February 24, gunmen kidnapped the district head of Mararaba Pushit in Mangu LGA – the third in about three months.
He was seized at his home while watching the news as the gunmen invaded his residence.
The Chairman of Mangu LGA, Minista Daput, who confirmed the incident to Channels Television had said the abductors had yet to contact anyone as of the time the incident occurred.
He, however, stated that security personnel, the youths in the area, members of vigilante, and hunters were already on the search for the abducted monarch.