Abductors still holding Taraba businessman after collecting N100m

Abductors still holding Taraba businessman after collecting N100m

The family members of Takum based businessman, Alhaji Mayo, have expressed worries over the refusal of his kidnappers to release the business man after collecting N100 million as ransom fee.

The spokesperson of the abducted businessman’s family, Mallam Ibrahim Takum, said Alhaji Mayo was abducted 40 ago in Takum and the abductors demanded N100 million which was paid to them, but did not make the release as promised, Daily Trust reports.

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He said the abductors, after collecting N100million, asked for more N100 million.

He added that after a series of negotiation between family members of the businessman over the demand of additional ransom, the abductors suddenly stopped communications.

He also mentioned that the family is worried about welfare of Tanku and to know if he is still alive

Mallam Ibrahim said their fear is made stronger by what happened to a member of Taraba House of Assembly Mr Hosea Ibbi, who was abducted in December 2018 but got killed after his family paid N28 million ransom.

The spokesman of the family also said that suspected that the reason for the businessman's kidnapping could be more than money.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that emerging reports claimed that the Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu has launched Operation Puff-Arder to curb the rate of kidnapping.

It was reported that Adamu on Friday, April 5, said the operation will tackle the increasing rate of kidnapping along Abuja-Kaduna highway and neighbouring communities.

The police chief while launching the operation at the Divisional Police Headquarters Katari in Kaduna state said the operation will be extended to Kogi, Niger, Zamfara and Katsina states.

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