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By David Okpashi

Abductors of the Local government Chairman and one other last night in Nasarawa state have placed a demand of N50m for the release of their victims.

It would be recalled that the Executive Chairman of Akwanga Local Government Council, Alhaji Safiyanu Isah Andaha and his friend, Adamu Umar Tanko, were yesterday kidnapped at about 8.30 pm along Adaha -Akwanga road in Akwanga Local government Area of the state.

A family source who pleaded anonymity, disclosed this to our correspondent this morning stating however that negotiations was ongoing between the family and the gunmen

Special Adviser to the Nasarawa State Governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Haruna Kassimu had yesterday confirmed the abduction of the council boss and one other at Ningo village at about 8:30 pm January 1st, 2024.

Meanwhile, the Police Command in Nasarawa State has said it is investigating the abduction of Safiyanu Isa-Andaha, Chairman, Akwanga Local Government Area including Adamu Umar Tanko also kidnapped along side the council Chairman.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Ramhan Nansel told our correspondent in Lafia Tuesday that the Commissioner of Police in the state,Umar Nadada has mobilised personnel on a man hurt of the hoodlums and possible rescue of the chairman and one other person kidnapped.

“The police, in collaboration with other security agencies, are currently on the trail of the kidnappers to ensure the release of the council chairman and the other victim.

Nansel therefore urged members of the public, especially people from villages around the area, to provide the police with credible information that would lead to the rescue of the abducted and the arrest of the perpetrators.

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