Suspected terrorists abducted four people, including a man, a woman and two children, in the village of Kolo in the local government area of Gussau, Zamfara State.
Punch the subway It is understood that after the victim was kidnapped, the suspect demanded a ransom of N10m and refused to accept old naira notes.
Mohammed Ibrahim, an indigenous man in the area, said the bandits later reduced the ransom to 5 million naira, adding that those in the village had been working hard to raise funds to ensure the safe release of the victims.
“When we were trying to collect the money that the terrorists were asking for, they sent another message this morning saying they would not collect the old naira notes.
“They said they would keep the abductees in their camps until the new naira notes are issued in December,” Ibrahim said.
Phones to State Police Public Relations Officer SP Mohammed Shehu and State Information Commissioner Ibrahim Dosara rang.
Text messages sent to his mobile phone number had not been responded to as of the time of filing this report.
In another development on Tuesday, gunmen kidnapped All Progressive Grand Alliance politician Nduka Anyanwu in Imo state.
Punch the subway One of the party’s House candidates is understood to be campaigning with his supporters when the gunmen broke into the rally and took him away.
Recounting how the kidnapping took place, a source said: “The gunmen stopped him (Anyanwu) on the road as he was about to make final arrangements for his voting proxy. The victim has not yet been contacted by anyone.”
John Iwuala, the state’s APGA president who confirmed the kidnapping, said the politician had been released.
Ibarra said: “Yes, our candidate was kidnapped early this morning, but just as we were preparing our official report, we heard that the kidnappers had released him. Everything you carry.”
State Police public relations officer Mike Abattam said he had not been informed of the incident.