Popular rights activist, Deji Adeyanju has said bandits would soon start abducting state governors and Senators.
Adeyanju made the remark while reacting to the abduction of the Niger State Commissioner for Information, Mohammed Sani Idris.
Idris was abducted at about 1 am from his home at Baban Tunga village in Tafa Local Government Area of the State.
The state government confirmed his abduction.
In a statement, Mary Noel-Berje, Chief Press Secretary to the state Governor, Sani Bello, said security agencies are on the trail of the assailants.
Last week in Zamfara, bandits kidnapped the father of House of Assembly Speaker, Nasiru Muazu Magarya.
The lawmaker represents Zurmi East in the state legislature.
The criminals also abducted his stepmother, uncle and four others when they stormed Magarya village in Zurmi Local Government Area.
Reacting, Adeyanju, in a tweet, wrote:
“Bandits have abducted Commissioner of Information of Niger State. Very soon, they may start kidnapping Governors and Senators.”