Gunmen broke into Hilltop Hotel at Tunga Maje in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Wednesday night and abducted some guests and the owner of the hotel.
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Hon. Friday Sani Makama, a former lawmaker in Kogi, was said to be among the abducted guests but Daily Trust cannot independently verify the claim.
The kidnappers are yet to contact the family members of the victims or their friends but the police said they are on their trail.
Police spokesperson in the FCT, ASP Mariam Yusuf, confirmed the incident but did not go into details.
“The command has launched a strategic operation to rescue the victims unhurt,” she said.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated in view of new facts