Gunmen kidnap Bwari education secretary’s brother, demand N100 million ransom | Dailytrust

Gunmen kidnap Bwari education secretary’s brother, demand N100 million ransom

Kidnappers have abducted the younger brother of the secretary of Local Education Authority (LEA) of Bwari Area Council and are demanding N100 million ransom.

The Bwari Education Secretary, Solomon Ayuba Dagami, is the elder brother of the kidnapped victim, Titus Ayuba Dagami.

Prior to the latest abduction, one of the education scribe’s brothers, Ishaya Solomon, who was a former chairman of PDP in Tafa Local Government Cof Niger State, was shot dead while his wife abducted at his Bwari -Sabo residence three weeks ago.

A relative of the victim’s family, who preferred anonymity, said the incident happened around 12:23 am on Monday when kidnappers invaded the family residence of the education secretary in Shere community of the council.

He said the kidnappers, who came in their large numbers and were heavily armed scaled through the house fence.

“They actually scaled through the back fence of the house, while some other gangs surrounded the building, shooting into the air, before those inside destroyed one of the exit doors and whisked away Titus who is one of the younger brothers to the LEA secretary,” he said.

According to him, the family later established  contact with the kidnappers around 6:12 pm on Tuesday and are  demanding N100 million ransom before he will be set free.

“In fact, it was not long ago when one the LEA secretary’s brother’s wife was released by her abductors after they killed her husband and the family is still mourning till today, before another abduction happened again,” he said.

He said though, the family was still negotiating with the kidnappers on the ransom, they are yet to shift ground.

The spokesperson for the FCT police command, ASP Maryam Yusuf, was yet to pick calls or reply to a text message sent to her phone to confirm the latest kidnap incident.

It could also be recalled that the father of the incumbent Chairman of Bwari Area Council, John Makama, was abducted at his Tokulo village of the council on February, 1, 2021, until after the payment of undisclosed ransom before he was released.

 

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