Bandits in Zamfara State have kidnapped four villagers from the Kolo hamlet in the state’s Gusau Local Government Area.
According to the DAILY POST, the kidnapped victims include a man, a woman, and two orphaned children.
According to a member of the village named Musa Ibrahim, the robbers initially demanded N10 million in ransom before releasing the kidnapped individuals, but subsequently agreed to accept N5 million.
“As we were putting heads together to see how we could raise the five million naira through community effort, the terrorists sent a message on Tuesday that they would not collect old Naira notes,” he lamented.
According to him, the bandits insisted that the kidnapped victims will remain in their den until the month of December, 2022, when the new Naira notes would be in circulation.
All efforts to confirm the development from the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Mohammed Shehu proved abortive as he could not pick his calls.