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BREAKING: Gunmen Kill Ex-NPC Commissioner, Abduct His Daughters In Nasarawa



A former Commissioner of the National Population Commission (NPC), Zakari Umaru-Kigbu has been killed and two of his daughters abducted by gunmen who invaded his residence in Nasarawa State.

The incident occurred in the early hours of Sunday at Umar-Kigbu’s residence in Azuba Bashayi, Lafia Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

The kidnappers were also said to have demanded N50 million ransom for the release of the victims.

According to Daily Trust, a family member, who didn’t want his name in print said, “Mr. Umaru-Kigbu was killed by gunmen last night in his residence at Azuba Bashayi, Lafia Local Government Area of Nasarawa State and two of his daughters were also kidnapped.”

The aforementioned publication reported that the 60-year-old retired Air Force officer before he was killed by gunmen was the agent of a governorship aspirant, Labaran Maku, who contested on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but later stepped down.

It was learnt that until his murder, he was a lecturer at the Department of Mass Communication, lsa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic, Lafia (IMAP), and former NPC Federal Commissioner, covering Nasarawa State.

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The State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Ramhan Nansel, who confirmed the incident said the command got a distress call at 12.20am on Sunday.

Nansel said, “We responded to the distressed call and immediately deployed our partrol teams of the command and the military also drafted its men to the scene of the incident to support the Nigeria Police Force so as to rescue the two daughters of the diseased unhurt.”

The PPRO explained that Umaru-Kigbu was rushed to Dalhatu Raf Specialist Hospital (DASH), Lafia, where he gave up the ghost.

“The command has lunched a manhunt for the perpetrators,” he added.

He, however, said the command was not aware of the N50 million ransom demanded by the kidnappers.


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