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Gunmen Kill PDP Chieftain In Nasarawa, Kidnap Daughters

 

Tension As Gunmen Kill Five Soldiers In Anambra Community

Bandit terrorists have killed Zakari Umaru-Kigbu, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nasarawa State

Umaru-Kigbu was also the former Commissioner of the National Population Commission (NPC) in the state.

It was leaned that the gunmen also abducted two of his daughters during the invasion of his house in the early hours of Sunday in Azuba Bashayi, Lafia Local Government Area of the state.

In a chat with Daily Trust, a family member confirmed that the sad incident has thrown the family into mourning.

He added that the gunmen had also demanded N50 million ransom for the release of the daughters.

It was learned that the deceased was the agent of former Nigerian minister and ex-PDP governorship aspirant, Labaran Maku.

Reacting to the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Ramhan Nansel, said the command got a distress call at 12.20am on Sunday.

According to him, an investigation is ongoing to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Nansel also confirmed that two of the deceased’s daughters were kidnapped.

He said, “We responded to the distressed call and immediately deployed our patrol teams of the command and the military also drafted its men to the scene of the incident to support the Nigeria Police Force so as to rescue the two daughters of the deceased unhurt.

He disclosed that Umaru-Kigbu was rushed to Dalhatu Raf Specialist Hospital (DASH), Lafia, where he gave up the ghost.

Nansel stated that the command has launched a manhunt for the perpetrators.

He, however, said the command was not aware of the N50 million ransom demanded by the kidnappers.