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Abductors Of 15 Sokoto Students Demand N20m Ransom



The bandits that kidnapped 15 Qur’anic students in Sokoto State have established contact with their families, demanding N20 million before releasing them.

The proprietor of the school, Liman Abubakar confirmed this to newsmen on Tuesday.

Abubakar said the bandits called him and requested for N20 million for the students to be freed.

He said “I received two calls from them this morning (Tuesday’s morning). In the first call, they asked me whether I don’t care about the plight of my students that was why I didn’t contact them. I told them I didn’t have their contact.

“They then asked me to wait for another call around 11am. Some minutes after 11am, they called again and directed me to meet our village head and tell him to raise N20 million for the children.

“I wanted to plead with them but they said they would not reduce anything from the money. I went and discussed the matter with the village head but we are yet to reach a conclusion,” he said.

Recalls that the students were abducted at Gidan Bakuso in Gada Local Government Area of the state last Saturday while fleeing into their rooms to escape the attack on the community