Bandits kill man after collecting N16m ransom, three motorcycles in Kaduna

By Austine Emmanuel, Kaduna

Bandits have killed a 27-year-old man after collecting ransom to a tune of sixteen million naira and three motorcycles as negotiation to free nine persons that were abducted in Jere, town Kaduna State.

The 27-year-old man identified simply as Abba, was killed on Saturday last week, after taking the ransom to the Bandits in a location in the area. Abba, according to one of the freed victims, was tied with a rope and shot by the Bandit’s Kingpin, who accused him of being rude to him during negotiation.

Report said that the bandits invaded some houses at Unguwar Iya in Jere on April 16, 2024, abducted nine residents and demanded the sum of N30 million, an incident that late Abba was in the forefront of negotiation.

Confirming the ugly incident, a resident of Jere, Shuaibu Hussaini, said that the death of the deceased had thrown not only Abba’s into mourning, but the whole of Jere chiefdom, languishing in pains.

Hussaini further disclosed that “It was when one of the family members of the victims tried to find out the whereabouts of Abba after delivering the ransom that the bandits’ leader asked the family to go to a particular location and pick his corpse.”

Meanwhile, the Kaduna state Police Command is yet to comment on the development.

NewsDirect Kaduna correspondent placed a call as well as text and WhatsApp messages to the Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) ASP Mansur Hassan to confirm the development but there was no response as at the time of filing this report.

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