Unknown gunmen demand N1m ransom after abducting driver, passengers

Unknown gunmen demand N1m ransom after abducting driver, passengers

- Gunmen have abducted a bus driver and his 10 passengers along Obajana-Abuja highway

- Abdulganiyu Hakeem, the owner of the commercial bus, said after the vehicle took off, the passengers and driver were abducted

- The bandits have contacted family members of the victims to make demands for ransom

A report by ThisDay indicates that gunmen kidnapped 10 travellers from Ondo state going to Abuja last week along Obajana-Abuja highway in Obajana, Kogi state.

Legit.ng gathered that a source speaking to the news publication noted that the owner of the commercial bus, Abdulganiyu Hakeem, said the bandits who abducted the passengers and driver stopped the vehicle after it took off from Akoko.

The bus owner a member of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Akoko North-West local government area of Kogi state, explained that the victims were still in captivity.

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Unknown gunmen demand N1m ransom after abducting driver, passengers

Unknown gunmen demand N1m ransom after abducting driver, passengers
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He said: “The 10 passengers in the bus including the driver were kidnapped and were led to the bush very close to Obajana in Kogi state. One of the passengers is a student of law school in Abuja.”

Hakeem also stated that families of the victims have been contacted by the bandits who are demanding the sum of N100,000 for each passenger and N200,000 for the driver before they can be released.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that gunmen allegedly abducted a housewife in Jahun local government area of Jigawa state, the police confirmed.

A security source told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the woman is the wife of a Jigawa state assembly member who is representing Miga constituency, Haruna Dangyatun.

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The police public relations officer in the state said that the victim, Hajiya Zahra’u Haruna, was kidnapped by three unknown gunmen on Saturday, January 11, at about 4am at Dangyatum village.

Similarly, two lecturers - Dr. Adamu Chinoko and Dr. Umar Chinoko were kidnapped by some gunmen in Mahuta Community of Igabi local government area of Kaduna state.

Adamu and Umar, who are biological brothers and lecturers at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Kaduna Polytechnic, were kidnapped on different occasions.

The kidnappers had first asked for N2 million ransom for the release of Adamu who was abducted on Thursday, November 7.

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