We earlier broke the news that a diplomat of the rank of Ambassador has been kidnapped this morning along Abuja-Kaduna highway. We also reported that it was not clear whether the diplomat is a Foreigner or Nigerian as the police were not forthcoming with details, but that they have mounted a manhunt for the kidnappers along the highway the ambassador was kidnapped.
However, details of the identity of the kidnapped ambassador have emerged. A friend of the family of the kidnapped told The Politico that the victim is Ambassador Bagudu Hirse.
Ambassador Hirse was kidnapped in what sources say was a “commando style” in the northern city of kaduna. The ambassador was minister of state, foreign affairs under the PDP rule. He was the governorship candidate of the Labor Party in plateau state during the 2015 elections.