The gun-wielding bandits that kidnapped relatives of Ahmed Adamu Mu’azu, ex-governor of Bauchi State, have called to demand a N600 million ransom, Umar Mamman Sanda, the state’s Commissioner of Police, said, adding their location is not hidden to the police.
Sanda disclosed this in Boto, the home town of Mu’azu when he accompanied Governor Bala Mohammed to commiserate with the families of the ex-governor and people of the Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area over the incident.
“We know where the kidnapped victims are and we are doing everything possible to rescue them alive and healthy,” said Sanda.
In his condolence remark, Governor Mohammed assured the family the culprits would be brought to book. According to him, the bandits have touched the government by touching the families of the ex-Governor. “We will not leave any stone unturned. These hoodlums have insulted us, and we will take it as such,” Bala vowed.
WikkiTimes had on July 14, reported how unknown gunmen invaded the family residence of the former governor — who was also the ex-PDP National Chairman — in his native Boto hometown, Tafawa Balewa local government area of Bauchi State, killing his 25-year-old nephew, Mu’azu Danladi, and kidnapping three other members of his family.
The family members being held by the terrorists include, Hajiya Asma’u Alhaji Adamu, the younger sister to the former governor, Malama Halima Abdullahi, and one Nura.
It was gathered that the gunmen killed Danladi after they attacked the family residence of Mu’azu targeting his children or grandchildren who came for Sallah celebrations in the community.