Gunmen Kidnap Nasarawa Ex-Commissioner, Demand N30m Ransom




Clement Uhembe, former Commissioner in Nasarawa state.

By Beauty John, LAFIA

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

The kidnappers who were said to be heavily armed with sophisticated weapons, invaded the residence of the victim, a senior lecturer in the department of political science at the Federal University Lafia. They are now demanding for N30m as ransom.

Wife of the victim, Mrs. Amarya Uhembe who narrated the incident disclosed that the abductors, numbering about ten broke into one of their apartments where her husband was observing his rest after returning from work and took 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 shut the door, even as they were forcing themselves into the sitting 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,” she said.

Nasarawa Command Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) ASP Ramhan Nansel who confirmed the incident assured that personnel of the command have been mobilized to go after the abductors and to rescue the victim unhurt.

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