24th May 2024
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Kidnappers of ABU lecturer hold brother bearing N2m ransom

Kidnappers of ABU lecturer hold brother bearing N2m ransom

By AbdulGafar Alabelewe, Kaduna

There was confusion in Mahuta Community, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna metropolis at the weekend, as kidnappers of Dr Adamu Chinoko, a lecturer with Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria hold his ransom bearing brother.

The Nation gathered that, Dr Adamu was kidnapped last Thursday and his abductors demanded N10m ransom, but after serious bargain, the kidnappers agreed to collect N2m.

The matter however became complicated on Sunday, as the victims brother, Dr Umar also a lecturer with Kaduna Polytechnic who went to pay the N2million ransom to the kidnappers was held captive.

Confirming the development to newsmen Monday evening, spokesman of Kebbi indigenes Association in Kaduna, Garba Muhammad, said ‎the kidnappers were now demanding additional N5m.

Muhammad said, “there was a twist to the incident on Sunday when Dr. Umar Chinoko, who acted as a ransom bearer went to deliver the N2m demanded by the abductors.

“From there, he too was abducted and taken hostage by the kidnappers.

“Dr. Umar Chinoko went to pay a ransom of N2m and a new motorbike the kidnappers demanded for and he was held.

“After they collected the ransom, they also held him hostage and demanded for additional N5m before they could be freed.

“As I speak to you he is still with the abductors.”

The spokesman also added that the representative of the Emir of Zuru, also known as Wakilin Zuru was aware of the unfortunate incident.

Meanwhile, when contacted Monday evening, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo could not speak on the incident.

He told The Nation that, he was going to get details on the incident and get back to our Correspondent, but he never did as at press time.

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