The Police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have commenced search for Tordue Salem, a Vanguard Newspaper reporter at the National Assembly.
Salem, who covers the House of Representatives, was last seen Wednesday evening in Abuja.
He was then sighted around the Total Filling Station opposite the Police headquarters in Area 11, Garki.
Newsonspot blog reports that a source close to the family
said Sunday evening.
“Tordue is 43 years old and married with a daughter. He drives a red Toyota Venza but was not driving the day he went missing.
“The car was with his friend, a mechanic, who was to help fix something in the car. He went to work with Uber that Wednesday.
“He closed from work with a colleague and they went to a garden in Garki; the colleague left almost immediately. Some people said Tordue left between 8 and 8:30pm”, he disclosed.
FCT Commissioner of Police, Babaji Sunday has assured that officers are looking for the journalist.
Sunday said the case was reported at the National Assembly Police Station and that he directed the immediate transmission to all Areas and Divisions.
“We are seriously on the matter. However, we have not received any information about kidnap or demand for ransom.
“My men have not received any information about any corpse on the road or abandoned corpse from the mortuary. We are searching,” the CP added.
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. Regards.”
There has been an increase in crime, especially kidnapping in Abuja and other parts of the country.