Despite N2m ransom, abductors hold on to 6 family members | Dailytrust

Despite N2m ransom, abductors hold on to 6 family members

The abductors of six family members of the newly elected councillor representing Yangoji in Kwali Area Council of the FCT, Idris Ibrahim, have refused to set their victims free despite collecting N2 million ransom.

City & Crime reports that the victims have been in captivity for the past three weeks.

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A relative of the victims, Shuaibu Aliyu, told our reporter that the victims, including two cousins of the councilor, were abducted in Yangoji village, and that the abductors earlier demanded N6m, but that after negotiations, they slashed the amount to N2m.

Aliyu said the N2m was taken to the kidnappers last Thursday but that they refused to release the victims.

He explained that, “After paying the N2m, we were making arrangements to go with three motorcycles to pick them when the leader of the kidnappers called and accused one of us of inviting vigilantes to engage them.

“Despite our denying inviting the vigilantes, the kidnappers’ leader has refused to release the victims, saying until we bring an additional N3m.”

The spokesperson of the FCT police command, DSP Adeh Josephine, was yet to pick calls or reply an SMS about the development.

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