Kidnappers of Kaduna lawmaker demand N70m ransom
Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted a sitting member of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Hon Ibrahim Samaila representing Tudun Wada Constituency of the state.
The kidnappers have however contacted the immediate family of the law maker, demanding N70 million ransom to secure his release.
Kaduna Police Command Spokesman, ASP Aliyu Usman confirmed the incident, saying, the technical and anti-kidnapping squad of the command were already on the trail of the kidnappers.
Samaila, who is the Chairman House Committee on Education was allegedly kidnapped on Tuesday around Abakpa community in Kaduna North Local Government area of the state.
According to eye witness account, “the kidnappers came in a Sienna Car and within few seconds their other gang joined them and whisked the lawmaker away.”
The eye witness added that, “the kidnappers armed with sophisticated weapons, shot a pure water distributing van which was passing-by, thinking that, he wanted to block them.”
Samaila a member of All Progressive Congress (APC) was elected lawmaker during the 2015 general elections and presently he is the House Committee Chairman on Education.
Samaila’s abductors, was said to have contacted his immediate family to demand for ransom and threatened them not to involve police in the matter.
A family source said, the abductors made the lawmaker to speak with his wife.