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Bandits abduct man who went to pay N2m ransom for his wife and three children’s release



A man who went to pay the N2 million ransom for the release of his wife, son, and two daughters who were kidnapped at Anguwar Janruwa in Kagarko LGA of Kaduna State has been abducted by bandits.

According to Dailytrust, bandits had two weeks ago, invaded Anguwar Janruwa in the Janjala community and kidnapped a housewife, Hauwa Abubakar, her son, Idris Abubakar and two daughters, Ummi and Sadiya.

A relative to the victims, Audu Bajeko, said the man, Abubakar Ardo, took the N2 million ransom to the bandits at a location on Sunday but was also held along with his family at the criminals’ den. He said the bandits also held the man because he did not raise N20 million ransom they demanded to release the man’s wife and children.

“It was around 5:30pm on Sunday, when the bandits’ leader called to inform them that they have held the man who brought N2 million to secure the release of his wife and children. When asked what the problem is, the bandit said the amount the man brought was not what they demanded” he said.

Bajeko said the bandits’ leader insisted that the man and his family would not be released until the balance of N18 million was paid. Accoridng to him, the relations of the victims were now in confusion as the bandit now have the entire family, adding that the relatives struggled hard before they raised the N2 million ransom taken to them.

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The Madaki of Janjala, Samaila Babangida, said the activities of bandits had thrown the entire community into confusion.

“Just two days ago, the senior wife of Ardo Fulani was killed after they collected N2 million from the family, this morning again we received information that another man who went to secure the release of his family was also held after they collected N2 million from him,” he lamented

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