Kaduna monarch’s kidnappers demand N100m ransom

Kidnappers of the traditional ruler of Jaba Chiefdom, Kpop Ham, Gyet Maude, in Java Local Government Area of Kaduna State, have demanded N100m ransom for the release of the monarch.

According to a family source, “the bandits reached out to us (family) today (Tuesday) on the telephone.”

The oldest traditional ruler in Northern Nigeria was abducted on Monday at about 2pm by armed kidnappers, while working on his farm located at Gitata community in Nasarawa State.

The community is said to be located at the boundary between Kaduna and Nasarawa States.

However, it was gathered that the royal father, who is over 80-year-old, went to the farm along with his driver and his security guard. But a source said the kidnappers let go of the driver and the guard.

The incident came just after bandits abducted 85-year-old Emir of Kajuru, Alhaji Alhassan Adamu alongside 13 other members of his family.

However, in less than 24 hours, the emir regained freedom while other members of the family were held back by the kidnappers.


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