Kidnapping: Akwanga Local Government Chairman regain freedom.
The abducted Chairman of Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, Mr Safiyanu Isah-Andaha, has regained freedom alongside three others.
The spokesperson of the Nasarawa State Police Command, DSP Ramhan Nansel, while confirming the incident Tuesday in Lafia, the state capital said Isah-Andaha and three others were released at about 8:45 p.m., Tuesday in Andaha village, Akwanga.
The local government chairman and three others were abducted by gunmen on monday at about 8:30 p.m., in Ningo village, Akwanga LGA.
Nansel said that the chairman and three others were released at about 8:45 p.m., on Tuesday in Andaha village, Akwanga as a result of sustained pressure from the combined security agencies’ search-and-rescue team.
The police spokesperson explained further that no ransom was paid to secure the release of Isah-Andaha and other victims.
He said that upon receipt of information about the incident on Monday night, the Commissioner of Police, Umar Nadada, immediately deployed a team, whose effort in collaboration with other sister agencies had paid of with the release of the victims unhurt.
The Police spokesperson also said that after medical attention is duly given to the victims, they would be reunited with their families.
Motorists and residents along the same Andaha Road, especially at the Ningo village point and close to Nunku area have reportedly been under constant attack by kidnappers and bandits in the last few years either from abducting motorists or the villages around which has led to putting a joint taskforce checkpoint at same location recently which has tremendously reduced the attack as confirm by a resident who pleaded anonymous.