Bandits ask freed Kajuru Emir to get N200m ransom for family members


Photo: Alhassan Adamu, Emir of Kajuru

The 85-year-old Emir of Kajuru in Kaduna state, Alhaji Alhassan Adamu, who was abducted on Sunday, but released on Monday, has been asked by his abductors to go and raise N200 million ransom for the release of his family members including his three wives who were abducted with him but are held back in captivity.

Armed bandits had at midnight in the early hours of Sunday abducted the Emir of Kajuru, Alhaji Alhassan Adamu, and 12 members of his family.

Periscope International reports that the bandits, in large numbers, had stormed the Kajuru palace of the Emir, Sunday midnight shooting sporadically to scare people before kidnapping their victims.

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However, Kaduna State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, confirmed the release of the Emir to newsmen on Monday evening, adding that he already back in his palace.

While Jalige declined further details of how the ruler was freed, and insisted that he would communicate the details in due course, a palace source told our correspondent that the Emir was asked by the bandits to go and look for N200 million ransom for others he left behind in captivity.

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