3 captives killed for failing to pay ransom

Kidnappers in Kaduna State have killed three of the 26 hostages in their captivity over unpaid ransom.

The captives were abducted at Ungwan Bulus in Chikun Local Government Area on March 26.

According to Daily Trust, the kidnappers are requesting each of the captives pay N20 million before they can be released.

To show the were running out of patience on their unfulfilled demand, the kidnappers shot dead the three persons while threatening to kill more, if their wishes were not met by 12 noon on Tuesday.

This medium could however not ascertain whether the armed men had killed more persons.

‎The Chief of Ungwan Bulus, Gideon Haruna Goni confirmed the killing.

He also said the kidnappers called to inform them of the cold-blooded murder and that they had dumped the corpses around Dutse Community, along the Kaduna-Abuja highway.

Goni said they went to fetch the corpses as told.

“We came together as a community, raised some amount and they called us and told us to pick corpses of victims from Dutse.

“They threatened to kill more, especially women, if their demands are not met. 26 were abducted, one was released, three were killed,” he said.

He explained that the person, who was released was considered on health grounds.

He appealed to the abductors to spare the lives of others in their captivity while pleading with the state and federal government to come to their aid.


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