Bandits Demand Tramadol, Petrol As Ransom After Kidnapping Village Head

Gunmen on Thursday, reportedly abducted the village head of Rijana, in Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Mr. Ayuba Dodo Dakolo

A family source told reporters on Thursday in Kaduna that the abductors had threatened to kill him if the family failed to provide; petrol, recharge cards, cigarettes as ransom.

He said the village head who was kidnapped along with other farmers in Kurmi community, were all peasant farmers who could not afford three square meals a day.

Also, a community leader in the area, who did not want his name mentioned, said the bandits have also demanded an undisclosed amount.

“When the bandits called and told us to pay a certain amount of money as ransom, we told them we could not pay such an amount,” he said.

According to him, the bandits then decided to present a list of items for the release of the traditional ruler.

“They want us to buy tramadol, gallons of petrol, engine oil, recharge cards and cigarettes.”

“We have spoken with the village head and he is fine,” he said

Kaduna Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, did not respond to calls as at the time of filing this report.

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