Jacob Agada.

Cecilia Onah, Lafia

A 64-year-old retired Officer of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Jacob Agada, has been reportedly killed by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers who stormed Ombi II, Lafia on Thursday night and whisked him away to an unknown destination.

Agada was later found dead few hours after he was kidnapped by the gunmen who mounted road blocks in the area while carrying out the operation.

The victim was reportedly returning to his residence at about 9 pm when the hoodlums abducted him and later dumped his lifeless body around the area on Friday morning.

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A family source while lamenting the rising spate of insecurity in the area, called on the relevant authorities to urgently intervene in order to safeguard the lives and properties of residents of the area.

The source further expressed sadness over Agada’s untimely death, and urged security agencies in the state to investigate the circumstances which led to his death and arrest the perpetrators of the act.

When our correspondent contacted the Police Public Relations Officers in the state, DSP Ramhan Nansel, to get the reaction of the police command, he simply said, “We are yet to receive any official information on the matter.”