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Regional News of Wednesday, 15 June 2022


Abductors of Zamfara wedding guests demand N145m ransom

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Report indicate that the abductors of Zamfara wedding guests have demanded the sum of N145 million ransom.

The wedding guest were abducted on Saturday evening, June 11, 2022, in Dogon Awo, a community between Tureta and Bakura located on the borders of Sokoto and Zamfara States.

It was gathered that they were returning from a wedding in Sokoto state.

The kidnappers requested a sum of N5 million each as a ransom for the release of the 29 victims.

According to the Secretary of an association to which the victims belonged in Zamfara State, Ashiru Zurmi, the bandits have been contacting the union through one of the victims’ phones.

"The N145 million demanded means it is N5 million on each of the persons, but we have not negotiated yet because we told them we don’t have the money and it is an association and they told us to ask the government.

“We are the only people communicating with the bandits with one phone that belongs to one of the victims.”

“Honestly, they (the security operatives) are doing their best since Saturday to make sure they (the victims) return safely,” He told Channels Television in an interview.

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