The criminal elements who abducted seven residents of Yewuti village in Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory have demanded a N7 million ransom for their release.
Gunmen a week ago invaded Yewuti, home town of the immediate Vice Chairman of Kwali, Alhaji Zubairu Jibrin Yewuti, and whisked away people from the house of the late Chairman of Kwali, Alhaji Mohammed Gimba.
A family member of the victims, simply identified as Isyaku, told Daily Trust that the leader of the kidnappers called on Thursday afternoon and asked the family to raise N7m in order to release the victims.
“Their leader called through one of the victims’ phone and asked the family to raise N7m before they will release the victims. The family is still pleading with them to reduce the ransom,”
The spokeswoman of the FCT Police Command, DSP Adeh Josephine, was yet to confirm the ransom claim by the family.