Unknown gunmen suspected to bandits have kidnapped a former governorship aspirant in Plateau State, Nkemi Nicholas Nshe.
Naija News reports that Nshe contested in the 2019 election in the state under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
It was gathered that the politician was kidnapped in the night at his residence in Shendam Local Government Area of the state on New Year Day.
An associate of the former Chairman of the LGA, who spoke with The PUNCH, disclosed that the kidnappers had contacted his family demanding N100 million ransom for his release which he said the gunmen later reduced to N50 million.
The associate, however, revealed that Nshe’s abduction has raised concerns and was causing tension in the area.
He said, “Please join us in praying for the release of Dr Nkemi Nshe who was forcefully kidnapped from his Shendam residence in the early hours of Saturday being the New Year day, January 1, 2022. It was in the night that the gunmen came to his house and whisked him away. They did not go with his phone.
“The incident is rather unfortunate. We don’t know where they have taken him to. But yesterday evening (Saturday), I learnt that the kidnappers called the family members through the phone number of the son and demanded N100 million ransom which they later reduced to N50 million.”
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