Tags: Nasarawa State University, abduction, ransom, security, criminal act
Blog: Dr. Comfort Adokwe, a lecturer at Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK), has been released on Tuesday night after being abducted from her residence in Keffi on Sunday night. According to a family member, who preferred to remain anonymous, Dr. Adokwe was released after the payment of a N5 million ransom. Currently, she is undergoing a medical checkup at the hospital to assess her health condition.
In a similar incident, the wife and daughter of Prof. Isaac Ogara, also affiliated with NSUK, were recently kidnapped from their residence in Lafia. However, they have now been released after the payment of an undisclosed amount as ransom.
Despite the existence of an anti-kidnapping law in the state, which imposes life imprisonment on perpetrators, Keffi and Lafia communities continue to face regular attacks by kidnappers. These criminals have successfully extorted millions of naira as ransoms from their victims. The residents of these areas express grave concern over these incidents, as some victims have lost their lives, while others have had to pay substantial sums to secure their release.
In light of these ongoing challenges, security operatives urge residents to promptly report any suspicious individuals involved in these criminal acts.