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Kidnappers abduct father of APC National Youth Leader’s aide

Suspected kidnappers have abducted the father of Pigo Hedliger, Senior Special Assistant Digital Affairs to the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Youth Leader, Dayo Israel.

Pego raised an alarm in a tweet on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 while calling on the police and leadership of the APC to save his father and family.

The Member of APC Presidential Campaign Council shared a photo of a man he alleged to be the mastermind behind the kidnapping.

The aide said that the suspect connived with some gang members to kidnap his father when he was returning from church.

Pigo wrote: “I wish to use this medium to contact the leadership of our Party @OfficialAPCNg that the lives of my family members in the South East is at Maximum risk. This boy connived with some boys last Sunday to Kidnap my Dad on his way to church but they were apprehended.

I call on the Imo state Commissioner of Police @PoliceNG to take this case very seriously and help me transfer them to Abuja. I call on the APC National Youth Leader @dayoisrael , i call on the APC Young stakeholders to help me ensure this boys are locked up forever.”

Meanwhile, it was earlier reported that a kidnap victim identified as Lucy Jeremiah displayed uncommon bravery by escaping from the hideout her kidnappers kept her in the bush.

The woman, who was traveling in a vehicle to Jos, Plateau State had been abducted by a nine-man kidnap gang.

A female traveller narrated how she wrestled the gunmen to escape from the bush where she was held captive.

The Punch reports that the kidnappers abducted Jeremiah and three other victims while they were travelling from Abuja to Plateau on Thursday.

Plateau State Police Command spokesperson, Alabo Alfred, confirmed the incident, and disclosed that all rescued victims had been taken to a hospital for treatment.

Lucy, who narrated the story while still traumatised, told The Punch that as they went deep into the forest, she came up with an escape plan, but the others were afraid.

She said in part; What happened was that we were coming back from Abuja to Jos in a vehicle last Thursday. On getting to the Government Science School, Kuru, in the Jos South LGA of Plateau State around 6pm, though I was sleeping in the vehicle, I woke up when the vehicle suddenly stopped. When I woke up, I saw a man wielding a gun. He opened the door and said we should give him our phones.