Nasarawa Local Government chairman and three others, who were abducted, are now free following the payment of a ransom.


The recently kidnapped chairman of Akwanga Local Government Area in Nasarawa State, Safiyanu Isa Andaha, along with his political mentor, Adamu Umar, and two others, have regained their freedom following the payment of a N10 million ransom.

The abduction took place on New Year’s Day at Ningo village along Andaha-Akwanga Road, with the victims being released behind an obsolete filling station on Bayan Dutse road, on the outskirts of Andaba town, on Tuesday night, January 2, 2023. A close associate of the council chairman confirmed the news, revealing that the ransom amount of N10 million was paid for their release.

An anonymous member of the state working committee of the All Progressives Congress, who played a key role in the negotiations, also confirmed the release. The council chairman and the other released individuals were escorted by a substantial number of security operatives to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Keffi for medical attention.

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