Bandits kidnap Zamfara ex-councillor, five others, demand N60m

Six persons, including a former councillor have been kidnapped by bandits in Jangeme village of Wanke district of the Gusau Local Government Area, Zamfara State.

Those kidnapped arethe former councillor for Wanke Ward, Salmanu Ahmed, Aminu Sarki, Lawwali Mai chemist, Yusha Jangeme, Malama Nafisa and Alhaji Anas.

The younger brother to one of the kidnapped persons, Mohammed Bashari Jangeme said the bandits stormed the village in the night and entered into the houses of the affected persons and took them to the forest.

Bashari said, the bandits had demanded N60m, adding that after a series of negotiations, they have agreed to collect certain amount from each of the six kidnapped persons.

According to Bashari, Anas would pay N1m; Ahmed N700,000; Aminu Sarki, N600,000; Lawwali, N500,000, while Malama Nafisa and Jangeme would pay N350,000 each.

The state Police Public Relations Officer SP Mohammed Shehu, said, “The state police command has been acting fast in rescuing people kidnapped by bandits.

Mohammed said he was not aware of any negotiation with the bandits in relation to the payment of any ransom.

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