A gang of terrorists have demanded N100 million ransom from the family of Muritala Adebayo, an American-returnee farm owner who was abducted at his farm in Pampo, Asa local government area of Kwara state, on Thursday.
This is even as the abductors of a Shari’a Court Judge, Hussein Samaila asked for N30m, plus an Android phone and GSM call credit. The judge was abducted in Katsina.
The wife of the Judge said that the kidnappers earlier demanded for N50m ransom but had to come down to N30m after much bargaining.
Police had blamed the judge for putting his security on the line by going to an unsafe area without security cover.
Muritala Adebayo, the farm owner, was abducted at his farm in Pampo, Asa local government area of Kwara state, on Thursday.
An eyewitness said, “We were all at the farm, when suddenly we started hearing sporadic gunshots and we all scampered for safety. A few minutes later, we learnt the owner of a neighbouring farm had been kidnapped.”
Adebayo’s abductors, it was gathered demanded N100 million to secure his release.
Police spokesman, Ajayi Okasanmi confirmed the incident, saying the Command was “doing everything possible to ensure the safe rescue of the victim and the arrest of the suspected abductors.”
In Niger, bandits who invaded Batati community in Lavun local government area on Friday night have demanded N50 million for the five people they abducted during the attack. The bandits reportedly threatened to continue holding the victims until the N50 million is paid.
The Etsu Nupe and Chairman of Niger State Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar had called for an emergency meeting of districts and village heads over the kidnap of the five persons.
This is even as a member of Nasarawa State House Assembly representing Nasarawa Central State Constituency, Ismail Danbaba has been kidnapped.
Danbaba was kidnapped on Saturday evening while travelling to Jos, Plateau State, on official assignment.
Chairman of the House Assembly committee on Information, Mohammed Adamu Omadefu confirmed the incident.
Meanwhile, the Police Command in Imo State said some gallant officers killed four bandits who allegedly attacked Izombe police division in Oguta Local Government Area of the state on Saturday night.
The Commissioner of Police in the state Abutu Yaro said this in a statement signed by the command’s spokesman Bala Alkana on Sunday.
Yaro said that many of the bandits fled.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the attack came less than 24 hours after gunmen razed the Atta police station in Njaba council area.
However, just unlike the Atta incident, four of the hoodlums were killed in a gun duel with security agents.
The CP said the latest incident took place between 7 pm and 10 pm on Saturday in Izombe.
“The hoodlums in their numbers, launched an offensive on the Izombe police station but were repelled by the gallant policemen on duty.
Yesterday, bandits invaded Tegina town in Rafi local government area of Niger state.
The Nation gathered that the bandits shot rapidly and seemed to have had no opposition.
A security source told The Nation that everyone was was taking cover.
A traditional ruler in Benue State, Tor Sankera, Chief Abu King Shuluwa also said at the weekend that 21 traditional rulers have been killed due to insecurity in the Sankera area of the state.
Sankera geo political don’t is made up of Logo- Ukum – Katsina Ala Local Government areas in Benus state.