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Ibrahim Ramalan
Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/ibrahim.ramalana, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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A member of staff at the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mustapha Sulaiman-Hunkuyi, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen Wednesday night.

The banker is a son of a former senator representing Kaduna North, Sulaiman Hunkuyi.

Confirming the abduction to DAILY NIGERIAN, Dauda Hunkuyi, a brother to the former senator, said the gunmen had contacted them and made a huge ransom demand.

He, however, did not disclose the amount demanded by the kidnappers.

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Although the abduction was said to have taken place along Abuja-Lokoja road, family sources, however, told DAILY NIGERIAN that Mr Sulaiman-Hunkuyi was kidnapped along Katsina-Kano road.

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DAILY NIGERIAN reports that there had been a spate of kidnapping along major highways in the country.

In the last few months, hundreds of Nigerians were kidnapped and a huge amount of ransom must have been paid before the victims could regain their freedom.

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