By Ibrahim Sulaiman
Abba Kyari, the hero cop who busted the gang of billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudi Onuamadike, alias Evans, has revealed survival tips for kidnap victims.
Mr Kyari, an assistant commissioner of police, is famous for crime detection and arresting notorious kidnappers in the country.
In an interview with the BBC Hausa Service monitored in Abuja on Friday, Mr Kyari said telling kidnappers that you don’t have money at all is met by death.
“If you are kidnapped, don’t be stubborn. Be level headed because they will easily kill person and go. Don’t tell them you don’t have money at all. If you tell them so they will be angry.
“Take it easy with them and tell them you are not rich but tell them you have something to offer.
“Don’t tell them you are rich man because if they realize you are rich, they will demand a huge ransom.
“Some people out of panic reveal what is in their bank account. Don’t let them know you have, say N20million in your account. If you have that amount, tell them you only have N500,000 in your account and that you can borrow something to add up.”
A couple of weeks ago, one of the recent kidnap victims on the Abuja-Kaduna expressway also said the kidnappers killed two abductees for saying they neither have money nor anybody to pay their ransoms.