Bandits reportedly demand N200m to release 19 villagers kidnapped from Niger community

The sum of N200 million ransom has been reportedly demanded by bandits who abducted19 persons from Kutunku village in Wushishi LGA of Niger state before they can release their kidnap victims.

Recall that WITHIN NIGERIA reported that the bandits stormed the village at around 1am on Monday March 8, and kidnapped 19 residents including six women.

Speaking to newsmen, the village head identified as Ibrahim Yusuf said the bandits made the demand via a phone call on Wednesday evening March 10.

He said they called and insisted on getting N200 million to release those taken hostage.

Yusuf said;

“They called us and asked for money. They are holding 19 people and they are telling us we should bring n200 million. 

“We don’t know what to do because we are all in confusion in the village now, including our wives and children; we don’t know what to do. Even if we sell our house, we cannot get that money.”

The village head further disclosed that the village has reported the incident to the police while “looking for a way out”.


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