Bandits who kidnapped seven residents of Kuduru, a neighboring town in Bwari Area Council, Abuja, have reportedly demanded a ransom of N290 million to free the victims.
The robbers grabbed the victims, who included a pregnant woman and three children, at Kuduru Extension and held them captive for more than a month.

According to a community elder who did not want to be identified, the bandits have threatened to kill two of the victims if the N290 million was not paid on time.

He said the abductors also demanded food items, drugs, bed sheets and cardigans.

“They have reached out to us to bring N290 million to secure their release or that they will kill two of them. We have a pregnant woman and three children among them.

“They asked us to bring bags of rice, packs of noodles, cough syrups, antibiotics, bedsheets and cardigans. They insist that the N290 million ransom must be completed for them to let our people go,” he said.

The community leader pleaded with Kayode Egbetokun, the Inspector-General of police (IGP) and Lt. Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, the Chief of Army Staff, to come to the rescue of the hostages.

“We know that they are trying their best but we plead with them to rescue our families. We understand that these people are already falling sick in captivity because of the harsh weather and the treatment there,” he pleaded.



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