Bandits kill man considered 'rude' during ransom negotiation

Thursday, June 20, 2024 
A 27-year-old man identified as Abba has been shot dead by bandits after he delivered a N16 million ransom and three motorcycles to them for the release of nine victims they abducted in Jere town in Kaduna State.

DailyTrust reports that the bandits had invaded some houses at Unguwar Iya in Jere on April 16, 2024, abducted nine residents and demanded N30 million.

A resident of the community, Shuaibu Hussaini, who confirmed the killing of Abba, said the incident happened last Saturday, June 15, after the victim who was behind the negotiation of the ransom, went to deliver N16 million and three motorcycles to the leader of the bandits at a location in the area.

He said the bandits’ leader, after collecting the ransom and the bikes, tied the deceased with a rope and opened fire on him.

“It was one of the victims who was among those released who said the bandits’ leader claimed that they decided to kill Abba for being rude to him during the negotiation of the ransom. It was when one of the family members of the victims tried to find out the whereabouts of Abba after delivering the ransom that the bandits’ leader asked the family to go to a particular location and pick his corpse,” he said

Hussaini, said the death of the deceased had thrown not only the community into mourning, but Jere chiefdom was also pained by the killing of the deceased.

The spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, ASP Hassan Mansur, was yet to confirm the development.

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