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Gunmen demand N3m ransom to release abducted man, son-in-law in Kogi


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The family of Aminu Ibrahim, an elderly man, who was abducted along with his son-in-law and a yet to be identified person near Lampese at the border area between Edo and Kogi states, says the kidnappers have reduced their earlier N30 ransom demand to N3m.

The man and the others were said to be returning with his son-in-law from Yamoya near Kabba, Kogi State where he went to settle a marriage dispute between their daughter and her husband when they were kidnapped by gunmen.

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A family source, however, said as of Monday morning, the kidnappers have reduced their demand to N3 million.

The source said: “The last time we spoke to him was when he said they were by the popular Total in Okene that they would soon continue their journey to Igarra which is about 40 minutes. Shortly after that, his phone was no longer reachable. Initially, we thought they were in an area where there was no network until we were told that their vehicle was attacked by kidnappers and three of them were taken away. He is an old man and the kidnappers have been threatening us that we are delaying them. We have only been able to raise N200,000”

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A member of the vigilante in the area said they spent the whole of Saturday and Sunday night in the bush combing their possible hideout but no headway yet.

“We went into the bush in search of the man and his people as soon as we heard. We were in the bush on Saturday and Sunday, while the search is continuing,” the Vigilante source added.

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