The Police Command in Kaduna State on Tuesday, confirmed the kidnap on Monday evening of the immediate past Minister of Environment, Laurentia Mallam and her husband, Pius.
They were kidnapped along the Bwari/Jere axis on Kaduna-Abuja highway, according to the police command’s spokesman, ASP Aliyu Usman.
Usman said that the abductors took away the former minister and her husband, but spared their driver unharmed.
The police is tracking down the perpetrators and would ensure the release of the victims unharmed, the spokesman said.
A report by the Vanguard newspaper says the abductors have reached out to the minister’s family demanding for ransom.
The command’s spokesman, however, said the police was not aware of any demand by the abductors.
“All what we are doing is to see that the victims are freed from captivity and returned to their home unhurt,” Usman said.