Gunmen abduct former Nasarawa Commissioner, demand N30m ransom

Unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on Tuesday have abducted the immediate past Nasarawa Commissioner for Higher Education, Chief Clement Uhembe at his residence in Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa.

According to the wife of the victim, Mrs. Amarya Uhembe, the armed gunmen numbering about 10 invaded their home at about 8:30pm.

Mrs Uhembe revealed that her husband who is a senior lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the Federal University, Lafia was sleeping at that time. He was subsequently whisked away to an unknown location.

Amarya said;

“They came at about 8:30pm and started knocking forcefully at the door while my husband was in the inner room. I moved close to the door to see who was knocking only to discover that they were heavily armed men.

“When I noticed they were armed men, I quickly tried to close the door, shouting for help before my husband came to join me in the struggle to close the door, even as they were dragging to force themselves into the parlour.

“My husband rushed to the door and we succeeded in closing the door but the gunmen kept pushing until they succeeded in using some objects in breaking the doors and wall to gain entrance”.

She also revealed that gunmen who later allowed her husband access to his mobile phone, are demanding for a N30million ransom from them.


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