PA Defwan Dariye, father of former Plateau State governor, Joshua Dariye, has been kidnapped by yet to be identified gunmen.
The aged man was kidnapped at his residence in Mushere, Bokkos Local Government Area of the state on Thursday.
The incident is said to have sent panic across the local community in Plateau and raised fears among residents.
A resident of the area, who confirmed the news said, “Information reaching me is that the father of a former governor of Plateau State, Defwan Dariye, has been kidnapped by heavily armed men.
“Insecurity is fast becoming a norm.”
Spokesperson for the police in Plateau, Ubah Ogaba, confirmed the incident, adding that they were already on the trail of the kidnappers.
Pa Dariye had also been kidnapped in 2015, at the same location but released a few days later.