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Kidnappers release eight Abuja abductees, collect N5 million ransom

Gbenga Omokhunu, Abuja 

Eight out of the 10 individuals kidnapped final Monday by gunmen at Pegi, a neighborhood in Kuje Space Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have been launched.

After sequence of plead, THE NATION learnt that the victims have been freed by their abductors after coughing out N5 million ransom.

In response to sources, lots of them have been reportedly molested by their captors over the failure of their members of the family to satisfy the ransom demand.

A resident, who spoke with our correspondent beneath anonymity, stated the eighth sufferer was launched on Sunday.

He added that two others have been nonetheless within the custody of the but to be recognized gunmen.

He stated a sufferer, recognized as Abdulmajeed Dayo, who was visiting a buddy in Pegi, was kidnapped alongside a industrial motorcyclist taking him to the neighborhood.

The supply stated: “Dayo was launched on Friday after spending 5 days along with his abductors. He stated they weren’t given any meals by their captors and that the hoodlums beat anybody whose household failed to supply the ransom demanded.

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“Dayo further explained that the family of the abducted commercial motorcyclist paid over N500,000 which the gunmen grudgingly accepted out of sympathy. Other victims were said to have paid more than that with the gunmen realizing over N5m.”

Confirming the release of the victims, Chairman of Pegi Group Growth Affiliation, Mr Isaac Taiwo, stated he noticed a few of the freed victims, together with the 12-year-old boy.

Taiwo disclosed that security had been beefed up in the neighborhood by a group of policemen, civil defence officers and vigilante group.

Safety officers are additionally on patrol in Kuje and its environs and have been given a process to fish out the abductors.

Residents of Pegi and close by communities have been residing in concern for the reason that incident occurred.

 

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