Tordue Salem, a House of Representatives reporter for the Vanguard, has been reported missing.
On Wednesday evening, the journalist was last seen near the Total Filling Station, which is located directly across from Police Headquarters.
Commissioner of Police for the Federal Capital Territory, Mr Babaji Sunday, commented on the news, saying that the Command’s operatives are working around the clock to find out where Tordue is.
When CP Babaji learned of the event at the National Assembly Police Station, he immediately issued a radio alert to all police divisions and area commands, instructing them to begin searching for the journalist.
“We’re taking this very seriously.” However, we have received no reports of a kidnapping or a ransom demand.”
“My men have not received any information from the mortuary concerning any dead bodies found on the road or abandoned in the mortuary.”
But we’re taking it seriously and looking into it,” he said.
The CP said he was further made to understand that the journalist did not carry his car to the National Assembly complex on that Wednesday, hence there is possibility he may have gone out with some other persons.
He, however, assured that the Police will not rest on its oars until the mystery surrounding the disappearance of the journalist is unraveled.
Also, a senior officer at the office of the Inspector General of Police, said efforts are being made to locate Tordue.
The senior officer said, “This matter is noted. We will trace and deal. Will do our possible best to assist the process of unravelling it all.
There has been an increase in crime, especially kidnapping in Abuja and other parts of the country.