Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Gunmen abduct 4, demand new naira notes as ransom in Zamfara

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Rayyan Alhassan
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Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/RayyanAlhassan, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted four people in the Kolo Village in Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

According to a report by The Channels, the terrorists had earlier demanded N10million as ransom but after negotiations, they agreed to collect N5million.

Sources in the area also said that as the villagers were trying to get the money through communal efforts, the abductors sent a message on Tuesday saying that they would not release the kidnap victims until the release of the new naira notes by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.

“As we were trying to gather the money demanded by the terrorists, they sent another message that they would not collect old naira notes,” the source said.

“They said that they would keep the abducted persons in their camps until next month – December – when the new naira notes would be in circulation.”

Efforts to get the reaction of the spokesperson of the Zamfara State Police Command proved abortive.

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