Gunmen kidnap 4 in Jos, demand N20m ransom


Four persons have been kidnapped by gunmen who attacked Bungha community in the Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The gunmen were said to have robbed a woman whom they accosted on the way and forced to lead them to the house of their victims, whisking them away to an unknown destination.

It was learned that the kidnappers had contacted family members of their victims and demanded N20m ransom.

A lawmaker representing Mangu South in the state House of Assembly, Bala Fwangje, confirmed the incident to our correspondent in Jos on Friday.

Fwangje said, “Yes, four of our people have been kidnapped. I have just arrived Mangu and we don’t know those who perpetrated the act.

“From what I was told, the kidnappers came to the village in the evening around 7pm on Thursday and abducted the victims and are now demanding a ransom before they could release them.”

The lawmaker who condemned the development said the incident had been reported to the security agents.

Acting Spokesman for the state police command, ASP Donbey Peters, when contacted pleaded for time to enable him to get details on the incident

He said, “I will get back to you. Let me call the DPO in Mangu LGA for information on the incident.”