Kidnapped Nasarawa LG chairman and three others regain freedom after ransom payment

Kidnapped LG Nasarawa Chairman and Three Others Regain Freedom After Ransom Payment

The kidnapped Chairman of Akwanga Local Government Area of ​​Nasarawa State, Safiyanu Isa Andaha, his political godfather, Adamu Umar, and two others have regained their freedom following the payment of N10 million ransom.

LIB reported that armed men abducted the victims on New Year's Day in Ningo village along the Andaha-Akwanga road.

A close associate of the council chief, who confirmed the development to Daily Trust, said the victims were released from behind an obsolete petrol station on Bayan Dutse road on the outskirts of Andaba town on the evening of Tuesday, 2 January 2023.

“They were released on Tuesday night at about 9pm on Bayan Dutse road and the sum of N10m was paid as ransom,” the source said.

The Nation also reported that a member of the state working committee of the All Progressives Congress, who hails from Akwanga local government and led the negotiation, confirmed the release on condition of anonymity.

The council chairman and other victims were accompanied by strong security agents to the Federal Medical Center (FMC) Keffi for medical attention.


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