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Bandits Kidnap 7 In Zamfara, Demand N100m Ransom

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The police in Zamfara State said armed bandits have abducted seven people from Nahuche village of Bungudu local government.

The police said the villagers, including a former councillor, Bello Daniya were kidnapped in the early hours of yesterday.

An eyewitness, Malam Sani Ibrahim said the bandits besieged the village in large number, fired shots into the air and ordered the villagers to show them the house of Bungudu local government APC chairman, Alhaji Hamisu Coordinator.

He said that the abductors however, found themselves in the former councillor’s house who is a neighbour to the APC chairman where they took him, four boys and two girls.

Ibrahim said the abductors later released one of the victims with a note demanding N100 million as ransom to release the remaining victims.

While confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Mohammed Shehu said a combined team of security operatives were on the trail of the abductors.

He appealed to members of the public with useful information on the movement of the criminals to report to relevant security agencies for prompt action.





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