Breaking: Influential APC Northern Chieftain Kidnapped by Gunmen

Breaking: Influential APC Northern Chieftain Kidnapped by Gunmen

  • A top APC chieftain, Henry Gotip, on Wednesday, September 7, found himself in the den of kidnappers
  • Gotip, the chairman of the Kanke local government council of Plateau state, was said to have been abducted by gunmen on Wednesday
  • The northern politician was taken to an unknown location by the gunmen who invaded his private residence in Kwang, Jos North LGA

Plateau - The chairman of Kanke local government council of Plateau state, Henry Gotip, has been abducted by some gunmen.

The Punch reports that Gotip was kidnapped at his residence at Kwang in Jos North local government area of the state early on Wednesday, September 7.

Henry Gotip
Henry Gotip was kidnapped in his house (Photo: ClusterChannel)
Source: Twitter

It was gathered that the armed criminals invaded Gotip's house after shooting sporadically to scare off residents and security guards and afterwards whisked him to an unknown destination.

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Police confirm Gotip's kidnap

While the politician's family members are yet to hear from the kidnappers, the incident has been confirmed by the police command in the state.

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The spokesman of the command, Alfred Alabo, a tactical team to search for him and ensure his safe return has been dispatched.

His words:

“The Police Commissioner is on top of the situation as he has sent a team of police officers to the area who are working in collaboration with the vigilante to rescue the council chairman.”

Gotip, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who emerged victorious from the Plateau local government election in 2021, is also the state’s secretary of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria.

APC chieftain kidnapped by suspected herders escape from captivity

Meanwhile, the APC chairman of ward 9 in Orhionmwon local government of Edo state, Godwin Aigbogun, who was abducted by suspected herders, escaped from captivity.

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As gathered by, the abductors had initially requested a N5 million ransom for his freedom.

Aigbogun was said to have been kidnapped by the suspected herders on Monday, July 18, on his way back from his home town Ologbo-nugu where he owned a farm.

The publicity secretary of the APC in Edo state, Barrister Peter Uwadiae, who confirmed the escape, disclosed that Aigbogun is safe and now with his family.


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