The abductors of a former Governorship aspirant in Plateau State, Kemi Nshe have refused to release him more than one week after he was kidnapped, The PUNCH reports on Sunday .
The kidnappers, also rejected the sum of N7 million as ransom to enable Nshe, who was abducted alongside a lecturer with the Plateau University, Monday Hassan, regain their freedom.
Disclosing to The PUNCH in Jos on Sunday, sources familiar with the third party said to be negotiating with the abductors said, "It is now more than one week and the kidnappers are still holding him(Nshe).
"The kidnappers have also not released the lecturer's friend abducted alongside with him .Can you imagine that they (kidnappers) have refused to collect N7 million offered to them to release them? They (kidnappers )said the amount is small and that they want more.
"The situation is something I can not understand .But the negotiators are still pleading with them to have mercy on the two persons and free them because you can imagine what they might have gone through to raise the said N7m under the present economic hardship in the country "
The PUNCH reports that gunmen had, in the early hours on Saturday last week kidnapped Nshe, a former Council Chairman of Shendam LGA at his residence in Shendam.
Nshe, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party was with his guest, Monday Hassan who is the branch Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities,Plateau State University, when the gunmen stormed the house and whisked them away to an unknown destination .
The Plateau state Police Public Relations Officer, Ubah Ogaba, said everything was being done by the command to rescue the kidnap victims and arrest the perpetrators