Gunmen Kidnap Ex-Minister In Nasarawa

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The police command in Nasarawa State has confirmed the abduction of a former Minister of Labour and Productivity, Hussaini Akwanga.

Akwanga served during the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo but was removed on Dec. 4, 2003, following an alleged $214 million national identity card scam.

The spokesman for the Nasarawa State Police Command, DSP. Kennedy Idirisu, who confirmed the abduction in Lafia on Wednesday, said that Akwanga was kidnapped by gunmen at his farm on Wamba Road in Akwanga on Aug. 22.

Akwanga town is about 46km north of Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State.

Meanwhile, a family source told newsmen that the kidnappers had contacted them, demanding an unspecified amount as ransom.
NAN

 

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