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Gunmen kidnap ex-Plateau commissioner’s daughter, demand N5m ransom



Gunmen kidnap ex-Plateau commissioner’s daughter, demand N5m ransom

The Spokesman of the Plateau State Police Command, Mr Mathias Tyopev on Tuesday confirmed the abduction of the daughter of a former Commissioner for Tourism in the state, Mr Peter Mwadkon, by gunmen who attacked their family house in Kwata Community, Jos South Local Government Area of the state.

Mathias said “Yes, we got the report of the gunmen attack in Kwata community. We are working with the family to secure the girl that was taken away during the attack”

Our Correspondent in Jos gathered on Tuesday that the daughter of the former Commissioner, Miss Christie Peter was kidnapped by the gunmen at her sister’s house in the Kwata community on Tuesday.

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The gunmen who stormed the community around 2:am were said to have broken into their house and abducted the 26years-old graduate of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.

A member of the community, Mr Emmanuel Choji who lamented the incident told our correspondent that the abductors had made contact with the family members and were demanding N5m as ransom before they could release the girl.

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Choji said;

“We are still in shock over the incident. This kind of thing should not be allowed to continue. How can gunmen arrive a community and start shooting at residents without anything done to stop them?

“What happened, in this case, was that they just arrived the community around 2:am on Tuesday. They broke into their house and whisked the young girl away.

“It was a boy that the gunmen initially kidnapped but they were later heard arguing among themselves after kidnapping the 10 -year boy, that they were sent to take a lady and not a boy. That’s how the girl became a victim of their evil exploits. And I heard that they have made contact with the family after taking the girl away and were demanding that N5m should be paid before she will be released”

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