Gunmen abduct LGA chairman, demand N20m ransom

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Kidnappers have abducted the Demsa Local Government Area Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mijinyawa Hamisu.

The kidnappers who took Mijinyawa away about 3 am Wednesday, have already contacted the victim’s family to ask for N20 million for his release, sources told AREWA.NG, Wednesday afternoon.

The Adamawa State Commissioner for Information, Ahmed Sajoh, confirmed the development.

The state Public Relations Officer of the APC, Muhammed Abdullahi, also said he had heard of the incident but did not have the details.

“I have been informed that some people took away the chairman of our party in Demsa, but we don’t know their motives as to whether it is political or other things but I’m on my way to the place to confirm the true state of things,” he said.

The incident is believed to have a political undertone as it happened hours before a scheduled campaign visit to Demsa LGA by the state governor, Sen. Mohammed Jibrilla Bindow.

The Police Public Relations Officer for Adamawa State, Othman Abubakar, confirmed the incident, and said the state Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim Sabo, had sent men and officials of the police command to locate the kidnappers and ensure the immediate release of Mijinyawa.

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