JUST IN: APC chairman kidnapped
Armed males have kidnapped the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State, Philip Shekwo.
Mr Shekwo was kidnapped within the early hours of Sunday.
Sources near the household stated the abductors got here in giant quantity and entered his Lafia residence by way of the fence.
They have been stated to have exchanged gunshots along with his safety element earlier than leaving the home.
They reportedly took some valuables and money earlier than leaving with the chairman.
The State Commissioner of Police, Dele Longe, confirmed the incident to journalists in Lafia, the state capital.
He stated Mr Shekwo was kidnapped from his Bukan Sidi residence round 11 p.m. on Saturday.
He additionally stated he has deployed the police to comb the assorted forests and flashpoints within the state to make sure his launch.
Kidnappings of excessive profiled people have turn out to be rampant in Lafia, the state capital and hometown of the Inspector Common of Police, Mohammed Adamu.
It was in February reported how a everlasting secretary was additionally kidnapped in Lafia.
Jibrin Giza, Everlasting Secretary, Ministry of Works in Nasarawa State, was kidnapped in his Shabu residence. He was later launched after paying ransom.
Other than Lafia, kidnapping for ransom has turn out to be widespread throughout Nigeria.
9 college students of the Ahmadu Bello College have been additionally kidnapped final week. They have been freed Saturday night time amidst stories that ransom was paid.