A group of terrorists has kidnapped a man, Alhaji Sabiu Abdulkadir and his three daughters in their place of residence in Damba quarters.
The quarters are in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital, northwest Nigeria.
A resident of the community, who simply identified himself as Aliyu, told newsmen on Monday that Alhaji Sabiu and his daughters identified as Hadiza, Fateema and Aisha were abducted when the terrorists invaded the Damba area last Tuesday.
The resident said the terrorists contacted Alhaji Sabiu’s family on Saturday and demanded a ransom of N100 million to free the captives.
“The family only listen to their voices on the phone. Nobody knows their exact location since the day they were abducted. The money they demanded is much – N100million.
“But I heard the family has been working on how to raise the money and maybe to beg the bandits to reduce the price,” Aliyu told SaharaReporters.
Checks on Sabiu’s Facebook page showed that a user, Abdulmaleek Mkdee also provided information on the kidnapping incident to confirm Aliyu’s claim.
He added that the kidnappers had begun to threaten the lives of their abductees because of the delay in getting the ransom.
Abdulmaleek wrote: “Today marks 5 days since the occurrence of two eventful tragedies that took place in the Damba Quarters of Gusau Zamfara state, which involved the kidnapping of Alhaji Sabiu Abdulkadir Sabiu Abdulkadir together with his 3 daughters (Hadiza, Fateema and Aisha) and After 1 to 2 days of this incident, Came the kidnapping of Dr Muhammad bello janbaqo (One of the Chief Imams of the Damba quarters central mosque).
These people were all kidnapped by bandits in their Homes of resident in Damba quarters gusau Zamfara state, And now as of yesterday the bandits called and are demanding for a sum of 100 Million Naira ransom (For that of Alhaji sabiu), And are threatening the lives of these innocent people.”
“I am using this medium to call the attention of the Zamfara state government under the leadership of our father and hardworking governor Dr Dauda Lawal to please assist and intervene for this families, Because this man has contributed a lot in the establishment of this present administration out of the spotlight. He is a very Hardworking,Resilient and also a full supporter and contributor of the DLD administration right from the unset,” he added.
SaharaReporters had reported how a group of terrorists last Wednesday abducted a lecturer and director, of the Centre for Research of the Federal University Gusau in Zamfara State, Bello Janbako.
A student of the university who spoke to SaharaReporters last Thursday morning confirmed the lecturer’s abduction, adding that he was abducted in his residence in Damba Gusau.
“The Director was truly kidnapped. I also heard it this morning. We were told those bandits attacked their area last night and took him away. He was not kidnapped inside the school,” the student said told SaharaReporters.
It was learned that the terrorists invaded Janbako’s residence after overpowering security operatives who attempted to stop them.