Abductors Of Niger State Commissioner Demand N500m Ransom

The bandits who abducted Muhammed Sanni Idris, the Niger State Commissioner for Information, are demanding the sum of N500 million ransom for his release.

We had yesterday reported that the commissioner was abducted from his hometown, Baban Tunga in Tafa Local Government Area of the state in the early hours of Monday, August 9. Confirming the kidnap, the state government wrote;

The Commissioner was said to have been kidnaped by bandits at about one o’clock in the early hours of today from his home at Baban Tunga village in Tafa local government of the State.

Security agencies are however already trailing the bandits with a view to apprehending them.

According to reports, security meetings have been going on since in connection with the abduction. One of such meetings was presided over by the Deputy Governor of the state, Ahmed Ketso.

A source told Daily Trust that the kidnappers have since established contact with the family to make their demand known.

“The kidnappers are demanding for N500m ransom while marathon security meetings presided over by Deputy Governor have just ended at the government house but no details of the meeting,” the source said.

However, there’s yet to be any official confirmation on the demand of the bandits.

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