The abductors of Yusuf Abubakar Yahaya, the Dictrict Head of Birnin Gwari District in Kaduna State, and Ibrahim Musa, a former Educational Secretary of the Local Government, Ibrahim Musa, have demanded N30 million as ransom.
Police say in a statement on Thursday, that the victims were kidnapped at Labi, an area close to Anguwar Yako.
The incident is said to have left residents of the community in shock and fear, because of the popularity of the victims.
“We are worried when we got the news that our District Head and the former ES had been kidnapped. We are more confused now, each time we think of the condition they are in,” one of the community leaders in Birnin Gwari was quoted to have said on Sunday.
He also revealed that the abductors initially demanded over a N100 million, but later redused the ransom.
“Do you know that their abductors called and demanded N30 million? Initially, they demanded for over N100 million before they reduced the ransom,” he said.
He further said that apart from the District Head, four other residents of a village called Doka were abducted eight days ago.
According to him, two of the victims at Doka were previously kidnapped and their family paid N3 million ransom each, and that the bandits still returned and picked them up again at their residence.
“This is the type of life our people are living around villages in Birnin Gwari. The four people have not regained their freedom yet before we heard of this latest incident,” he added.
He described both the district head and the education secretary as easy-going persons well respected in the town.