N250m Demanded As Ransom For Kidnapped LGA Workers

Kidnappers of the Director of Finance of Isa Local Government in Sokoto
State, Alhaji Bello Bodinga, and three others have demanded for a N250m
ransom.

According to NAN, Bodinga was on Monday abducted by nine gunmen that were clad in military uniform along Sokoto-Isa road.

The
State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Abdulkadir, told newsmen in
Sokoto on Wednesday that the three other victims were Bodinga’s Deputy,
Alhaji Abdulkadir Ibrahim; Staff Officer, Mrs Hassana Mohammed; and the
spokesman of the state chapter of the Medical and Health Workers Union,
Alhaji Bello Arzika.
In his words:

“They demanded for money but they could not get it.

“They also seized two additional motorcycles, fled into the forest, but
they are now holding them captive in a forest near Moriki village in
Zamfara.

“I was there yesterday with a team of my officers to enforce their
freedom, but we retreated sequel to the request of the Chairman of Isa
Local Government, retired Col. Garba Moyi.

“Moyi said that dialogue was being employed to resolve the matter and that the ransom was being pruned down.”

Moyi
stated that a contact had been established with the kidnappers through
the leader of the repentant cattle rustlers in the area.

“We have actually been talking with the kidnappers and they had as at Tuesday pruned the ransom to N1m.
“Later yesterday, they agreed to release their captors in the night unconditionally but they were not released.
“They
asked the District Head of Isa to call them and he did, and anytime
from now the victims can be released by their captors unconditionally.”

NAN