Bandits demand new naira notes from family of victims abducted in Zamfara

In the Kolo village of Gusau Local Government Area in Zamfara State, bandits kidnapped four persons but refused to accept old naira notes as ransom.

The bandits reportedly sought N10m as ransom earlier, but after talks, they agreed to accept N5m. Residents of the neighbourhood claim that on Tuesday, November 23, as the villagers were attempting to obtain the funds through group efforts, the kidnappers sent a message stating that they would not release the abducted victims until the Central Bank of Nigeria released the new naira notes.

“As we were trying to gather the money demanded by the terrorists, they sent another message that they would not collect old naira notes.

They said that they would keep the abducted persons in their camps until next month –  December – when the new naira notes would be in circulation.”

Police authorities in Zamfara State are yet to comment on these latest abductions as efforts to reach the spokesperson proved abortive.

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