Nigeria: Bandits need N500m for abducted Niger commissioner

The abductors of Niger State Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Muhammad Idris, have actually supposedly gotten in touch with members of his household, requiring a ransom of N500 million (about $1.2 m for his release.

It was collected that the abductors, who abducted the commissioner on Sunday in his house town, Baban Tunga in Tafa Local Government Area of the state, contacted his household, the other day.

Meanwhile, the state federal government has actually held an emergency situation security conference commanded by the Deputy Governor, Ahmad Ketso, to strategise on the instant release of the commissioner and others still in the hands of the abductors.

Details of the security conference was not revealed as no main declaration was released.

Secretary to Niger State Government, Ahmed Matane, had on Sunday validated the kidnapping of the Commissioner ensuring that the security had actually looked out which they were on their path.

The kidnapping of the Commissioner is the 2nd within a week as the All Peoples Congress, (APC Zonal Chairman for Zone C, Alhaji Aminu Bobi, was likewise abducted in his farm in Mariga city government location of the state last Saturday.

Till now, the location of the celebration chieftain is unidentified as the outlaws are yet to get in touch with the household or federal government authorities on their needs.

The over one hundred students of Islamiyya School, Tegina in Rafi city government location of Niger state abducted over 2 months back are still in the den of their abductees.

Parents of the students and members of the neighborhood have actually lost hope in the release of their kids, having actually paid N30m to the outlaws however are yet to see their Wards as the outlaws are still requiring more cash to protect their release.

Credit: Vanguard Nigeria

Nigeria: Bandits need N500m for abducted Niger commissioner.