Bandits demand N1bn ransom, vows to kill college youngsters in 20 days

Kidnappers of the Kaduna college youngsters have contacted a spokesman for the households of the hostages, demanding a complete of 1 billion naira ($620,432) for the discharge of the scholars.

In accordance with Reuters, the abductors additionally vowed to kill the scholars and workers in 20 days if their demand will not be met.

On the 7th of March, 2024, bandits attacked the Kuriga neighborhood in Chikun Native Authorities Space of Kaduna State and kidnapped about 286 college students together with some lecturers on the LEA Main College Kuriga.

Yesterday, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu directed safety companies and the ministry of defence that no ransom needs to be paid by the federal government to kidnappers, bandits, or any legal parts for the discharge of kidnapped individuals.

Nevertheless, the lives of those college students is hanging within the steadiness, following kidnappers menace that greeted the nation on Tuesday.

The abductors in accordance with Jubril Aminu, a neighborhood chief who acts as a spokesman for the households of the hostages, stated: “They made a complete of a 1 billion (naira) ransom demand for all of the pupils, college students and workers of the varsity,” Aminu stated.

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“They gave an ultimatum to pay the ransom inside 20 days, efficient from the date of the kidnap. They stated they may kill all the scholars and the workers if the ransom demand will not be met.”

Idris Ibrahim, an elected official from the Kuriga Ward municipal council, confirmed the ransom demand and the quantity.

“Sure, the abductors referred to as the neighborhood by way of Jubril Aminu’s quantity and made the demand,” he stated.

“They referred to as from a hidden quantity however the authorities are engaged on getting the quantity,” Ibrahim informed Reuters.

He added that the safety forces had been taking “sufficient measures” to safe the discharge of the scholars.

Vanguard Newspaper

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