Three people including a policeman and a woman were reportedly kidnapped on Tuesday along Naka/Makurdi road.
It was gathered that the incident happened around 4pm at Ahume along Naka/Makurdi road.
The victims were said to be returning from a burial when they were ambushed by kidnappers who whisked them away.
The abductors were reported to have opened contact with relatives of the victims and demanded N1.7 million.
Chairman of Gwer West local government, Andrew Ayande who confirmed the incident to journalists on Wednesday said that the area was notorious for criminality.
Ayande said, “This incident happened yesterday (Tuesday), you know we lost one prominent person around the place a day before yesterday (Monday) and they took the corpse home yesterday (Tuesday) the people (hoodlums) came as usual as they have been doing and they attacked the people in one of the vehicles.
“A policeman and two others were kidnapped around Ahume at about 4:00 pm, the vehicle the victims were in has been taken to Naka police station.
When asked if the abductors had opened contact with relatives of the victims, the chairman who answered in affirmative said, “The abductors were demanding N200,000 from the police family, N1 million from the woman and they also demanded N500,000 from the other victim.
When contacted, the State Command spokesperson, Catherine Anene said she had yet to receive the report.