Gunmen kidnap ex-Nasarawa commissioner, demand N30m ransom


Gunmen have kidnapped a former Commissioner for Higher Education in Nasarawa State, Clement Uhembe.


Uhembe, who is also a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the Federal University, Lafia, was kidnapped at his Lafia residence, on Tuesday night.

The kidnappers had since reached out to Uhembe’s family, asking for a ransom of N30m.

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Confirming the incident, wife of the victim, Amarya Uhembe, said the kidnappers, numbering about ten, hit the family’s residence and whisked the lecturer away.

She said, “They (gunmen) 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.”

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The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Ramhan Nansel, who also confirmed the incident, said the Command had already drafted its men to the scene of the incident and efforts were on to secure the release of the victim.

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