by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
At the early hours of Saturday morning, heavily-armed terrorists broke into the Gindiri residence of the Plateau State Commissioner of Environment, Usman Bamaiyi, and abducted his wife and daughter.
The Commissioner is also one of the aspirants contesting for the Mangu-Bokkos Federal Constituency seat for the House of Representatives on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party.
Our correspondent reports that, this is coming barely one week after a similar incident occurred in the same Gindiri community of Mangu Local Government Area, where an elderly woman with her daughter were abducted along with two pastors.
A source within the community, who spoke to journalists under anonymity, said the Gindiri general area is under siege, as bandits and terrorist elements have continued to terrorize citizens without any signs of relief in sight.
The Plateau State Police Command also confirmed the incident through its spokesman, ASP Gabriel Ubah, who said men of the Command are already on the trail of the abductors to ensure safe rescue and release of the victims.
It could be recalled that the Paramount Ruler of Gindiri, His Royal Highness, Charles Mato, was recently abducted in the area but released after a ransom was paid.