- Abubakar Sani, an 18-year-old teenager, was kidnapped in Zamfara
- Abubakar was asked to deliver N2.5 million ransom to the abductors of his father but was in turn kidnapped by his father's abductors
- The kidnappers have also called the family, confirming the kidnap of the boy while also asking for additional ransom
Abubakar Sani, an 18-year-old teenager from Birnin Magaji community in Zamfara state, who was assigned to hand over a N2.5 million ransom to the abductors of his father was in turn kidnapped by the abductors.
According to Premium Times, Sunusi Sani, the elder brother of the boy, said on Friday, May 3, that the ransom was agreed during negotiation with the suspected bandits on the telephone.
“We sent the boy with the money. He was, however, abducted alongside our father,” Sunusi said.
He said the bandits abducted Abubakar after collecting the ransom and also took away the motorcycle he rode to the location.
Sunusi said the kidnappers have demanded an additional ransom, adding that the bandits called and confirmed that they had abducted the ransom bearer too.
“They said we have to pay N30 million ransom to secure the release of Mr Sani and father.
“Our father has been in captivity for two months. We spend months sourcing for the N2.5 million only for the bandits to abduct another family member and requested for additional ransom.
“We were speechless about the development. We don’t have anything to add, we have left everything in the hand of God,” Sunusi said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that seven suspected bandits were allegedly killed by residents of Birnin Magaji local government area of Zamfara state after they visited the area for peace talk.
The incident happened on Wednesday, May 1. An airstrike on their base in Birnin Magaji forest by the Nigerian Air Force displaced the bandits.
It was reported that their cows which were suspected to be rustled were confiscated.and kept at the emir’s palace in Birnin Magaji.
However, early last week, the cattle were taken to Gusau, the state capital.
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