The development however became complicated on Sunday, as the Mr Adamu’s brother, 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.
Mr 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.”
Mr Mohammed added that the representative of the Emir of Zuru, also known as Wakilin Zuru was aware of the unfortunate incident.
However, when contacted Monday evening, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo could not speak on the incident.
He said he was going to get details on the incident and revert, The Nation reports.