A former governorship aspirant in the 2019 election in Plateau State, Nkemi Nicholas Nshe, has been kidnapped by gunmen.
It was gathered that Nshe, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party who had served as the chairman of Shendam Local Government Area of the state at different periods in the past, was kidnapped alongside Dr Monday Hassan who is the Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities at the Plateau state University, Bokkos.
It was further gathered that the two persons said to be friends were abducted at the residence of the former Council boss in Shendam in the early hours of Saturday.
Governor Simon Lalong hails from Shendam LGA in the Southern Zone.
Nshe’s abduction came barely 24 hours after kidnappers released a traditional ruler in the neighbouring central zone of the state, Charles Mato Dakat.
An associate of Nshe in Shendam, who lamented the abduction of the former council boss, told our Correspondent that the incident was causing tension in the Council area.