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INSECURITY: Zamfara Lecturer Hides In Ceiling As Bandits Abduct Wife, 2 Daughters


Bandits Demand N50m As Ransom For Wife, 2 Daughters Of Zamfara Lecturer.

Bandits, who abducted the wife and two daughters of a lecturer with the Federal College of Education (Technical) Gusau in Zamfara State, Dr Abdurrazak Muazu, have demanded N50 million ransom a report by Punch reveals. 

According to Mohammed Jamilu, a member of the family the bandits finally placed calls across demanding the sum of N100 million but  came down to sum of 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.

Mohammad Lawal a staff of the institution narrating the incident said, the gunmen invaded the house of Abdurrazak and made to abduct him but could not see him as he hid in the ceiling upon armed men. 

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.”

The spokesperson of the state police command SP Mohammed Shehu has also confirmed the incident stressing that, “the Command has since drafted its Tactical operatives to pursue the bandits in order to rescue the victims.”

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