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Gunmen Abduct Ex -Commissioner in Nasarawa, Demand N30m Ransom

From Beauty John , Lafia

Gunmen numbering about 10 on Tuesday night abducted the immediate past commissioner for Higher education in Nasarawa state, Chief Clement Uhembe at his residence in Lafia.

Police Public Relations officer,( PPRO) ASP Ramhan Nansel confirmed the  incident.

Narrating the incident to newsmen, wife of the victim, Mrs. Amarya Uhembe  said the abductors, numbering about 10, armed with sophisticated weapons, broke into one of their apartments at about 8:30pm, where her husband was observing his  rest after returning from work and  whisked him away to an unknown destination.

“They came at about 8:30pm and started banging on  the door while my husband was in the inner room. I moved closer to the door to see who was hitting the door  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 shot  the door, even as they were  forcing  themselves into the  seating room”

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

The victim, a senior lecturer  in the department of Political Science at the Federal University Lafia, was later allowed access to his mobile phone to communicate the family  their demand.

She disclosed that the kidnappers were demanding N30m ransom to secure his release, while praying for the safety of her husband.

The PPRO, ASP Ramhan Nansel however, assured that personnel of the command had been mobilized to go after the abductors  and to rescue the victim unhurt.

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