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General News of Monday, 5 September 2022


Police chief still in kidnappers den after collecting N7 million

Police IGP, Usman Alkali Baba Police IGP, Usman Alkali Baba

Sani Muhammad Gyadi-Gyadi, the kidnapped police chief, is still being kept hostage by the his abductors despite his family paying a ransom of N7 million and a brand-new motorcycle.

The officer is reportedly in a critical condition despite the ransom, his family Gyadi'in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State told BBC Hausa on Monday.

The initial demand from his captors was N250 million, which a relative told the BBC was more than they could afford, so they provided what they had.

"68 days have passed since the incident. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, there hasn't been any progress toward securing his release, according to Musa Gyadi-Gyadi. When they abducted him, they demanded a ransom of N250 million, which they eventually lowered to N150 million and are now making N80 million non-negotiable.

Gyadi-Gyadi revealed that the bandits initially received N5 million. Even so, the robbers demanded "one million card money" to buy them a motorcycle and said the money was for food.

The family bemoaned the fact that the patrols conducted by the Kaduna police command were insufficient to secure his release and pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari and the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba to step in and secure the police officer's safe return.

Mohammed Jalige, the Kaduna police spokesman, did not return calls seeking information on the situation.

CSP Sani Muhammad Gyadi-Gyadi, a native of Kano, was abducted by criminals last June while en route to his place of work in the Birnin Gwari local government from Panbegua in Kubau local government.


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