The district head
The two wives of Madakin Zungeru, (District Head of Zungeru) in Wushishi Local Government Area of Niger State, Alhaji Mustapha Madaki, who were abducted by bandits have regained their freedom after allegedly paying N5 million ransom.
LIB reported that suspected bandits numbering about 20 invaded Zungeru town on Sunday, June 6 and abducted the district head and his two wives.
A source from the local government told Tribune Online that after several days of negotiations with the bandits, the community allegedly raised about N5 million out of the N10 million ransom allegedly demanded by the bandits.
According to the very reliable source from Wushishi, who craved for anonymity “the armed bandits initially demanded that we pay them N10million and to buy them 100 android phones and five Bajaj motorcycles. But as it is, we were not able to get the amount.”
In addition to the N5million ransom, the bandits also demanded that the community supply them with 100 android handsets and 5 Bajaj motorcycles to be brought to a designated spot around Madaka area in the neighbouring Rafi Local Government Area of the state.
However, it could not clearly ascertain if the traditional ruler has been released but unconfirmed reports had it that his two wives have been taken to an undisclosed medical facility in Abuja for medical treatment.