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11 villagers among 30 abducted in Kaduna community freed after payment of N6.5M ransom

Eleven more residents, including seven females, two teenage boys, and two infants, have been released among the 30 villagers abducted from Unguwar Liman, Gwada Community…

Eleven more residents, including seven females, two teenage boys, and two infants, have been released among the 30 villagers abducted from Unguwar Liman, Gwada Community of Igabi Local Government Area in Kaduna State.

Their release followed the payment of a N6.5 million ransom payment to the kidnappers.

Last week, the bandits also freed two nursing mothers and an infant on health grounds.  Currently, a total of 16 persons have been released, leaving 14 other villagers still in the hands of the bandits.

According to local sources, the 11 persons were released after their relatives gathered the ransom demanded by the bandits for all the victims.

However, after collecting the money, the bandits released only 11 people and demanded additional millions, along with motorcycles, for the release of the remaining captives.

Malam Jafar Anaba, a resident and community leader, disclosed that,  “It was not the agreement we had with them (bandits). We paid about N6.5 million ransom for all the victims in their custody, but after collecting the money, they released only 11 persons and demanded additional ransom, including motorcycles.

“But the truth is we don’t have anything more to give them; therefore, we have decided to let go of the remaining people in custody. I have blood brothers among those remaining, but may God forgive their souls,” he said.

 

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