The abductors of five residents of Yangoji village in Kwali Area Council of the FCT have held another man in their den for delaying the delivery of ransom to them.
City & Crime had reported that gunmen two weeks ago invaded Yangoji, killed two persons and abducted five residents and last Wednesday demanded a N15m ransom for the victims.
A family member of one of the abductees, who preferred anonymity, said the latest incident happened on Saturday when one of the residents who volunteered to convey N6m and assorted foodstuff to the kidnappers in a forest in Toto LGA of Nasarawa State was held back by the abductors for delaying their time.
He further said, “It was around 5pm when the family of the sent man waited for his return and didn’t see him that a call came from the leader of the kidnappers telling them they were holding him too as a punishment for delaying the ransom.”
He said the kidnappers later freed three among the five victims and left two, including the man who delivered the ransom to them and demanded another N2m ransom.
He added that, “The leader of the kidnappers promised to release the man who took ransom to them today (Sunday), while they demanded another N2m in order to free the remaining two victims.”
There was no response from the spokeswoman of the FCT Police Command, DSP Adeh Josephine, about the development.