Police confirm release of abducted local govt chairman

Nigeria Police policemen

Nasarawa State Police Command has confirmed the release of the abducted chairman of Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State Safiyanu Isah-Andaha.

Mr Isah-Andaha and three others were taken captive on Monday by gunmen at about 8:30 p.m., in Ningo Village, Akwanga LGA.

On Tuesday, spokesperson of the Nasarawa Police Command Ramhan Nansel told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the chairman and three others were released at about 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday in Andaha village, Akwnaga as a result of sustained pressure from the combined security agencies search-and-rescue team.

The police spokesperson explained that no ransom was paid to secure the release of the chairman and other victims.

He said that upon receipt of information about the incident on Monday night, the commissioner of police, Umar Nadada, immediately deployed a team, whose effort in collaboration with other sister agencies paid off with the release of the victims unhurt.

Nansel said that the victims would be reunited with their families after receiving medical attention.