14 abducted Kaduna villagers freed after 67 days in captivity

14 kidnapped Kaduna villagers freed after 67 days in captivity

Fourteen residents who were abducted from Kubuwo and neighboring Kaguni communities in Kagarko Local Government Area of ​​Kaduna State have regained their freedom after 67 days in captivity.

It is recalled that the victims were kidnapped by bandits who invaded the two communities and took the victims away amid sporadic shootings in the area.

A family member of one of the victims, Shehu Bala, who confirmed the development to Daily Trust on Thursday, said the victims were released on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, in a forest bordering Kachia and Kagarko LGAs of the state.

He said undisclosed ransom included food, wine, packets of cigarettes; drugs and Indian hemp, as well as recharge cards, were purchased for the bandits before the victims were released.

“But unfortunately, a teenager among the victims died in the bandits’ den due to illness,” he said.

Bala said the victims were currently receiving treatment at a hospital.

The Madaki of Kudiri village, Malami Wakili Iliya, also confirmed the release of the victims.

He said the abducted victims were from the two villages of Kubuwo and Kaguni, while stating that another 19 victims who were abducted in his village were still held captive.

“It is the same day the victims were kidnapped in my village – Kudiri, but as I speak, they have not yet been released despite the ransom being paid,” he said.

He said that although the victims' families always communicated with them by phone, the criminals asked for two motorcycles before being released.

Source: www.lindaikejisblog.com

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