Niger state Kidnap: Bandits release video of villagers, threatens to kill them if families fail to pay ransom

In the Paikoro Local Government Area of Niger State, bandits recently released a video showing the kidnapping of people in the Kafin Koro and Kwagana wards.


On May 10, 2023, the victims were among more than 50 persons that were kidnapped in the area, including a former APC ward chairman. 19 of them reportedly had their hostage freed after paying a ransom in changed amounts.


As the robbers continued to fire warning rounds next to the victims’ feet, the victims could be seen sobbing and screaming for compassion.


Reports state that the terrorists have given the remaining victims’ families two days to pay a ransom or they will be killed.


In some reports, the robbers murdered a woman to demonstrate the seriousness of their demands.

On Tuesday, June 6, three of the victims all female freed after the ransom was paid.

Watch Video below:


source: with document from Lindaikeji

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