Kidnappers demand N30m ransom for release of 39 children

Armed men who kidnapped 39 children working on a farmland in Mai Ruwa village, Katsina state, three days ago are asking for N30million ransom. The kidnappers vowed not to release their victims, except the dialogue with the farm owner or their demand, met.

A report quoted an alleged source as saying the armed men abducted their victims Sunday afternoon, even after collecting ‘protection fee’ from the farm owner.

“The owner of the farm was not around. It (the farm) was under one of his staff. When the victims were abducted, they (terrorists) reached out to some parents for the ransom but they suddenly called to say they would not accept anything less than the mentioned ransom or direct access to the owner of the farm.

“They said they had made their investigations and they found out that the owner of the farm is very rich. The situation now is they’ve remained adamant to only speak with the owner of the farm,” the anonymous source said.

Gambo Isa, the spokesperson for Katsina Police Command, confirmed the abduction.

“Yes, we got the report and we’re working to rescue them. I’ll get the full details of the abduction including the exact number of the captives as sent to me by the DPO and get back to you,” he reportedly said.

Credit: Premium Times

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