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The chairman of Nasarawa LG was kidnapped; no ransom was paid – Police

The chairman of the Akwanga Local Government Area, Safiyanu Andaha, was abducted on Tuesday; the Nasarawa State Police Command confirmed on Wednesday that no ransom was paid to release him.

DSP Ramhan Nansel, the state police’s public relations officer, disclosed this in an interview with PUNCH Online.

Earlier, Gistlover disclosed that sources informed our correspondent that gunmen abducted him and another man, Adamu Umar, on New Year’s Day near Ningo village along the Andaha-Akwanga Road.

While responding to a text if truly a ransom was paid, the PPRO said, “No ransom was paid. The victim and the person the abductors contacted confirmed to us that no dime was paid.

“They were released at about 8.40pm (Tuesday) due to sustained pressure mounted on them by our operatives deployed on their trail.”

According to a previous allegation, the kidnappers demanded N50 million in return for their release.

PPRO said that state commissioner of police Umar Nadada had sent troops to hunt down the criminals and rescue the chairman and another person who was kidnapped.

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