Mohammed Zarma, a retired Nigeria custom chief was on Thursday abducted on his farm in Ilorin the Kwara State capital.
The incident to reports happened at Egbejila, along Obate village, Asa Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
The victim, who is a retired Deputy Comptroller of Nigeria Customs Service, was kidnapped inside his fish farm.
According to a distress statement by a resident of the local government, the attackers invaded the farm with dangerous weapons.
“They trekked to the farm and took the man away through the bush which links Ogele, Pampo and Arowosaye villages. We are, therefore, asking the security operatives to urgently round them up,” he said.
Confirming the development, the state Police command, through the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Okasanmi Ajayi, said efforts were ongoing to rescue him.
“The Command has deployed relevant assets, both human and material for his rescue. He was kidnapped on his farm at Egbejila around 5:30 on Thursday by some unknown gunmen.”
“On the visit to the scene after the incident by the Command’s operatives, four empty shells of expended ammunition were recovered,” he added.