Nasarawa go aide kidnappers demands N20m ransom

Gunmen who kidnapped the Special Adviser to the Governor of Nasarawa State on Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development, Mr. John W.  Mamman, have reduced the ransom they are demanding from N150 million to N20 million to free him.

Armed assailants gained entry to the home of the adviser in Dari, Kokona Local Government Area of the state last Saturday and seized the victim.

Mamman is the Special Adviser on Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development to the governor.

It was gathered that they also demanded the release of one of them earlier arrested by the Police, and threatened to kill their victim if their demands were not met.

A source closed to the family said the gunmen had made a demand for money and that the family is negotiating with them.

“The kidnappers earlier demanded the sum of N150 million, but later reduced it to N20 million yesterday evening,” the source said.

The source said when the kidnappers called the family, they overheard Mr Mamman crying of pains at the background.

Ramhan Nansel, the command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), also confirmed the development to journalist in Lafia.

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