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Abductors of UNIABUJA staff demand N300m ransom

Gunmen have reportedly contacted their families of the six persons kidnapped from the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) staff quarters, demanding a whopping N300m ransom.

WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that a professor of economics, Obansa Joseph, two of his children, and three other persons were abducted on Tuesday, November 2, when gunmen attacked the staff quarters of the university.

According to eyewitness accounts, the gunmen numbered about 30 and were young men “not older than 25”.

They were said to have shot sporadically in the air while they carried out the attack which lasted for over two hours.

The gunmen have now reportedly demanded N50 million for each person that was taken.

“They are asking for N300 million collectively. I’m not aware if they were given a deadline to pay or not,” Habib Yakoob, UNIABUJA spokesman, told TheCable.

Mustapha Sambo, son of one of the abducted persons, also revealed that the abductors told his family to provide N100 million ransom after they took his father away.

“They took our phones and his wallet. Then they said they need money. When we said there was no money at home, they took him and said we must bring N100 million before they release him,” he said.

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