Terrorists demand new naira notes as ransom for four kidnapped Zamfara villagers


Suspected terrorists have abducted four persons consisting of a man, woman and two children, in Kolo village, in the Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

It was gathered that following the victims’ abduction, the suspects had earlier demanded N10m ransom but reduced their demand to N5m after negotiations but rejected the old naira notes.

An indigene in the area, Mohammed Ibrahim, said that people in the village had been trying to raise the money to secure the safe release of the victims.

“As we were trying to gather the money demanded by the terrorists, they sent another message this morning that they would not collect old naira notes.

“They said they would keep the abducted persons in their camps until the release of the new naira notes in December,” Ibrahim said.

Police authorities in Zamfara State are yet to comment on these latest abductions as efforts to reach the spokesperson proved abortive.