The Nasarawa State Police Command, on Wednesday, said no ransom was paid for the release of the abducted chairman of Akwanga Local Government Area, Safiyanu Andaha, on Tuesday.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ramhan Nansel, disclosed this in an interview with Punchng.
It was earlier reported that gunmen abducted the Chairman alongside one other male, Adamu Umar on New Year’s Day at Ningo village along Andaha-Akwanga Road.
Punchng had also reported the release of the abducted chairman.
While responding to a text if truly a ransom was paid, the PPRO said, “No ransom was paid. The victim and the person the abductors contacted confirmed to us that no dime was paid.
“They were released at about 8:40pm (Tuesday) due to sustained pressure mounted on them by our operatives deployed on their trail.”
The kidnappers had earlier demanded the sum of N50m as a ransom for their release.