Kidnapped Nasarawa LG Chairman Andaha, Three Others Regain Freedom

Safiyanu Isa Andaha

The Chairman of Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, Safiyanu Isah Andaha, and three others who were abducted have regained their freedom.

Spokesperson of the Nasarawa State Police Command, DSP Ramhan Nansel, confirmed the release to Channels Television in a phone conversation on Wednesday morning.

He said Andaha and the three others were released at about 8:45 PM on Tuesday in Andaha village of Akwanga local government area.

They were released as a result of sustained pressure from combined security agencies, the police spokesman said, debunking the news that a ransom of 10 million naira was paid.

After their release, Andaha and the three others are receiving medical attention at the Federal Medical Centre in Keffi.

The chairman and three others were abducted by gunmen on Monday night in Ningo village of Akwanga Local Government Area.

Gunmen have been operating in the North-Central and North-Western parts of the country despite the presence of security operatives.

Nasarawa, just like Zamfara, is one of several states in northwestern and central Nigeria terrorised by bandits who raid villages, kill and abduct residents as well as burn homes after looting them

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