The bandits who kidnapped the wife and two daughters of a lecturer with the Federal College of Education (Technical) Gusau in Zamfara State, Dr Abdurrazak Muazu, have contacted the family, seeking N50 million as ransom.
A family member, Mohammed Jamilu, disclosed that the bandits have called and informed them that they needed the sum of N100 million but later reduced the amount to N50 million.
“They initially demanded the sum of N100 million but later reduced the amount to N50 million,” he said.
Jabaka, however, explained that negotiation was still ongoing, stressing that the amount was outrageous.
“Where can we get that amount? It is too much for us. We are still negotiating with the bandits in order to rescue the three victims who are all females,” he added.
Some gunmen suspected to be bandits, last Friday, kidnapped the wife and two daughters of a lecturer with the Federal College of Education Technical Gusau in Zamfara State, Dr. Abdurrazak Muazu.
The wife, Binta Umar Jabaka and the two daughters, Maryam Abdurrazak and Hafsat Abdurrazak were kidnapped in their house, in Mareri village the outskirts of Gusau town, the state capital at about one o’clock in the night on Friday.
A staff of the institution, Mohammad Lawal, disclosed that, the gunmen entered the house of Abdurrazak in an attempt to abduct him but could not see him as he hid into the ceiling when he heard their movements.
Lawal said, “The gunmen jumped over the wall and entered into Dr Abdurrazak’s residence in order to kidnap him but he escaped through the ceiling.
“They searched the house for over an hour looking for him, but when they could not see him, they abducted his wife, Binta, and his two daughters, Maryam and Hafsat.”