Gunmen Kidnap Final Year Student In Plateau Demand N1m Ransom
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A final year student of the Federal College of Education, Pankshin, Plateau State, named Gele Felix Gonzuk, has been abducted by some unknown gunmen.
The President of the Students’ Union Government, Zuma Francis Fwanshiwa, who confirmed the kidnap on Friday, said the FCE Pankshin students are presently not happy over the incident.
“From what I gathered, he was in his shop in Pankshin with a relative when the gunmen who pretended to be customers arrived at the place around 8pm on Wednesday. One of the gunmen who first arrived at the shop actually bought bread from the shop, and while he was still there, another of his gang member came and asked for another item,” Fwanshiwa said.
“It was while the student was trying to attend to the second person that the third gang member brandishing a gun suddenly appeared at the shop and ordered him and his relative to lie down. After they collected all the money they made from the shop that day, the gunmen asked the student to follow them, and since then, he has not been seen.” he added.
A close friend of the kidnapped student, who spoke to Punch said the gunmen had made contact with the family and demanded N5 million ransom.
The gunmen have called the wife and demanded N5 million ransom initially and later reduced the amount to N1 million. As it is, I don’t know where the wife of a student is going to get that kind of amount, and that’s why I am appealing to those holding him to show mercy and release my friend.” he said.