Kidnappers of Kaduna school principal demands N20m


Kidnappers of the Principal of Government Technical College, Kajuru, in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State, Mr. Francis Maji have demanded for N20 million ransom to enable them release him.

According to one of the teachers of the school who pleaded anonymity, the Kidnappers called the victim’s wife Friday morning to demand for the ransom.

The kidnapping of Maji came a week after the kidnapping of six female students and two staff of Engravers college, Kakau Daji, in Chikun Local Government Area of the state.

But at the time of filing this report, the kidnappers were said to have reduced the ransom to N5 million.

Meanwhile, the family is appealing to the kidnappers to release their bread winner to them unconditionally.

The State Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Suleiman Abubakar had earlier confirmed the abduction of the principal.

According to police spokesman, “The Command received information through DPO Kajuru, in the early hours of today 10/10/2019,at about 0220hrs , group of armed men invaded   Government Technical College Kajuru, a boarding secondary school in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State and started shooting sporadically in the process abducted one Mr. Francis Maji the Principal of the school.

“On receipt of the information, team of Policemen were immediately mobilized to the area with a view to rescuing  the victim and arresting the perpetrators.

”The Police timely intervention help in preventing the hoodlums from gaining access to the students hostel. The Command  has also fortified security within the general area.

“The Command is further assuring the good people of the State that, it remained resolute in its commitment to safety of all citizens, as that is, its onerous responsibility”.


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