After collecting N500,000 ransom from his family members, kidnappers of Abdulmalik Tukur, a 32-year-old man in Adamawa State, killed him.
A source told Daily Trust that the victim was forcefully taken from his family house in Vinkilang community in the outskirt of Yola, the state capital, alongside six others on Monday night.
The victims were said to have been separately released after ransom of up to N400,000 was paid for each of them.
However, the kidnappers demanded N50 million for the release of Tukur.
After three days of negotiation, an agreement was reached with the victim’s family who then sent a representative to deliver the sum of N500,000 at a spot in the bush.
According to the deceased’s father, Malam Tukur, a family member delivered the money around 7pm on Thursday and the kidnappers made him and Tukur to count the notes to confirm that the money was intact.
“After they helped them count the notes, they released Tukur to return home. As he started walking to freedom, they shot him without any explanation”, his father said.
He said the murder left family and friends both in Yola and in their home town of Numan shocked, saying they have left the matter to God.
When contacted, the spokesman of the Adamawa Police Command, SP Sulaiman Nguroje, said he was yet to receive any report on the incident.