The police said Ali, who is also a chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, was attacked by some suspected hoodlums at his motor park.
It was gathered that Ali, popularly known as Kekere Kasuma, was whisked away by his assailants around 9:50p.m. on Saturday, after he was macheted.
The Command’s spokesperson, Yemisi Opalola, who confirmed the arrest yesterday, said the chairman of the NURTW was whisked away by some unknown persons from his motor park at Apomu with a Toyota Corolla marked: APM 203 AA.
She added that the transporter had been traced to the Oke-Afa area of the town where he was macheted and taken away by the assailants.
“It was further gathered that the assailants came with an unregistered black Toyota Corolla car.
“While a tactical team, local hunters and natives have been mobilised to comb the surrounding bush to rescue the victim, presently, eight suspects have been arrested in connection to the case,” Opalola added.