Hamisu Mijinyawa, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Demsa local government area of Adamawa state, has been kidnapped.
Othman Abubakar, spokesman of the state police command, disclosed this to TheCable on Wednesday, saying efforts were in place to secure his release.
Mark Dauda, an official of the APC in the state, said Mijinyawa was abducted on Wednesday few hours to the flag-off of the governorship campaign in the local government.
He said the kidnappers have made contacts with the party and are demanding a ransom of N20 million.
“The chairman was picked in his house in Demsa around 1:00am last night, but we’re talking, we’re negotiating his release,” Dauda said.
“They’ve demanded N20 million ransom, that’s all I can tell you for now.”
The development comes 24 hours after Donatus Nwankpa, chairman of the APC in Abia state, was kidnapped by unknown gunmen few hours before President Muhammadu Buhari arrived the state to flag off his campaign.