Unknown gunmen in military uniform have kidnapped Dr. Anugbom Anuoha, the Special Adviser to Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident in a statement in Port Harcourt on Friday.
Omoni said that the incident took place on Thursday at about 8:30 pm at an unnamed hotel in Port Harcourt, the state capital.
“This is unfortunate and as a command we are touched by this development and will go all out to ensure his speedy and timely release.
“The Commissioner of Police (CP) has given a marching order to all the Tactical Units, including the IGP Monitoring Unit, to work round the clock and ensure that the victim is released in record time.
“Contacts have been made with sister security agencies and other stakeholders in this direction,” the command’s spokesman said.
The police spokesman appealed to the public, to supply useful information that could lead to unconditional release of the governor’s aide.
“The public is hereby assured that there is no cause for alarm as the already existing peace in the state will be sustained,” he said.
Anuoha is Spexial Adviser to the governor on Lands and Survey.