Kidnappers of Akwanga LG chairman Andaha demand N50m ransom


The kidnappers of Akwanga Local Government Council’s Executive Chairman, Alhaji Safiyanu Isah Andaha, and his friend, Adamu Umar Tanko, have reportedly demanded a ransom of N50 million for their release.

The development was disclosed by a family source who preferred to remain anonymous, stating that negotiations between the family and the kidnappers are currently underway.

Recall that Andaha, alongside his close friend and philanthropist, Tanko, also known as Adamu Custom, were abducted on Monday night.

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The victims were kidnapped at Ningo village on the Akwanga-Andaha road, Nasarawa State, around 8:30 pm on January 1, 2024.

Haruna Kassimu, the Special Adviser to the Nasarawa State Governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, confirmed the kidnapping on the night of January 1st, stating that security agencies were actively engaged in pursuing the perpetrators.

DSP Ramhan Nansel, the State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, also verified the situation, assuring that the police, in collaboration with other security forces, are making concerted efforts to secure the release of the victims.


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