Gunmen kidnap Nasarawa monarch, demand N7m
Umar Muhammed , Lafia
Some gunmen have kidnapped a traditional ruler in Nasarawa State , Alhaji Mohammed Dankawo.
Our correspondent gathered that Dankawo, who is the Ardo Udege in the Udege Local Council Development Area of Nasarawa State , was abducted from his residence .
It was gathered that the kidnappers had demanded a ransom of N 7m for the release of the traditional ruler .
The Nasarawa State Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria , Alhaji Mohammed Hussaini, informed our correspondent of the incident in an interview on Tuesday.
Hussaini said , “ The traditional ruler of Udege development area, Ardo Udege , Alhaji Mohammed Dankawo, has been kidnapped and still in the custody of his abductors .
The kidnappers are demanding the sum of N 7m before they could release him . ”
He said that the state branch of MACBAN had inaugurated “ Operation Monde Jam ” meaning ‘ operation peace meeting, ’ aimed at flushing out criminal elements among the Fulani herders in the state.
He , however , disclosed that in the month of and June 2020 about six Fulani herders were killed by the suspected kidnappers , adding that no fewer than 300 cows rustled.