In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 10th, October, 2020

My Abductors Chained Me For three Days With out Meals

My Abductors Chained Me For 3 Days Without Food

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Mr Clement Uhembe, the instant previous Commissioner for Larger Schooling in Nasarawa State, has spoken about his ordeal following his abduction by kidappers.

Uhembe who was kidnapped on Tuesday by suspected bandits has recounted his ordeal to Saturday PUNCH after regaining freedom.

The sufferer, a senior lecturer within the Division of Political Science, Federal College, Lafia, was launched by his abductors and he reunited together with his household at about 9pm on Thursday after fee of an undisclosed quantity as ransom.

The ex-commissioner was kidnapped at his private home at Akunza Migili, on the outskirts of Lafia, the state capital, and his abductors demanded N30m as ransom.

Narrating his ordeal in an interview with our correspondent, Uhembe stated he noticed hell within the kidnappers’ den, including that he was chained for 3 days with out meals.

He stated, “My abductors chained me all through the time I used to be in captivity and threatened me to not speak an excessive amount of as a result of I used to be making an attempt to make them see motive whereas they need to denounce their felony methods and discover reputable technique of livelihood.

“I trekked for about six hours with them from my home the place I used to be kidnapped to a thick forest across the Adogi space of Lafia.  There are many different victims kidnapped from completely different components of the nation who’re nonetheless being held in that forest. I noticed that they’ve a robust community and a singular approach of communication inside the forest.”

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He, nonetheless, disclosed that he was handed over to a different set of the abductors on reaching the forest on the day he was kidnapped.

He added, “They run shifts. A few of them will exit and abduct their victims and hand them over to a different set of individuals upon attending to the forest. These ones are answerable for chaining and monitoring the victims.’’

“The abductors tenting in that forest are in giant numbers. Ten individuals kidnapped me. Out of this quantity, eight have been armed with AK47 rifles whereas the remaining two had machetes and different sharp objects.”

He said that his abductors might communicate nearly all of the native dialects within the state.


Uhembe stated, “My expertise within the kidnappers’ den is one thing one is not going to want even his worst enemy to go via. I actually noticed hell. They instructed me they have been misinformed by their informants about my monetary standing. They stated they instructed them that I’m wealthy, obtain N1.5m from the state authorities month-to-month and personal a flashy black automobile.

“My abductors instructed me that on reaching my home, they noticed that there was no energy and my fence had no gate in order that they puzzled what sort of wealthy man I’m whose compound had no gate and was dwelling in darkness.’’

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