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Police confirms kidnap of monarch in Nasarawa as aductors demand N50m ransom



The kidnap of Abdullahi Magaji, the Aron Akye of Ugah, a second-class traditional ruler in Nasarawa State, has been confirmed by the police.

The state Commissioner of Police (CP), Bola Longe, confirmed the incident when he spoke with newsmen in Lafia on Saturday.

He said, “We have deployed officers to the area and they are searching everywhere, he will be rescued and by the grace of God the kidnappers will be arrested and prosecuted.

“We are, therefore, appealing to members of the public, especially those in that area to furnish the police with revenant information that will lead to the rescue of the victim and arrest of the kidnappers.”

The traditional ruler, it was learnt, was kidnapped on Thursday around 7:30pm in his residence in Ugah village near Lafia.

His abductors, it was gathered from family source, stormed the house in large number with sophisticated weapons before whisking the monarch away on motorcycle.

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According to the source, the kidnappers contacted the family on Saturday on phone, allowed the monarch to speak to them and then, asked for N50 million ransom.

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