By Tayo ABIOLA
Kidnappers of the Chairman of Akwanga Local Government Area in Nasarawa State, Alhaji Safiyanu Andaha and his friend, Adamu Umar Tanko, have demanded the sum of N50m as ransom for their release.
A family source who begged for anonymity disclosed this to our correspondent in Lafia on Tuesday.
The source explained that negotiations were currently ongoing between the chairman’s family and the kidnappers.
The Akwanga council boss was kidnapped on Monday night alongside his bosom friend and a philanthropist, Adamu Umar Tanko, popularly known as Adamu Custom.
The Special Adviser to the Nasarawa State Governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Haruna Kassimu, had confirmed that they were kidnapped at Ningo village on the Akwanga-Andaha Road, around 8:30 pm on Monday.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ramhan Nansel, also confirmed the development, while affirming that the police in collaboration with other security agencies were actively pursuing the kidnappers to secure the victims release.