Gunmen operating along the Abuja-Lokoja Road have reportedly abducted and killed an assistant Chief Surveyor at the office of the Surveyor-General of the Federation, Alamu Abayomi, The PUNCH has learnt.
The deceased who was abducted last week at Yakwo Farm’s sharp bend, Abaji, was travelling back to Abuja from a wedding function.
When contacted by our correspondent on Monday, the Director of Press, Micheal Abu, confirmed the incident.
He said that the incident happened while the victim was on his way back from a wedding function and was delayed by the Lokoja flood for two days.
He said, “He (the deceased) actually went for a wedding and he was coming back. The flood in Lokoja delayed him for two days and when the water subsided, he continued the journey with his mother and son. Three of them were kidnapped in his car around Abaji area.
“The kidnappers reached us and the Surveyor-General started making frantic efforts to get them released. Last week Thursday, we were still talking with them, but they killed him later that day. His body has not been recovered.
“Somehow, they kept the mother and son somewhere and we were able to rescue them. We don’t know why they killed him. This is painful.
“The deceased is one of our best brains and it is a big loss to the agency.”
The spokesperson of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command, DSP Adeh Josephine, was yet to respond to inquiries from our reporter as of the time of filling this report.