The abductors of the Emir of Kajuru, Alhassan Adamu, have demanded a ransom of N200 million.
NewsWestAfricans recalls that the monarch was kidnapped by bandits in the early hours of Sunday along with 13 of his family members, including two grandchildren.
However, the spokesperson of the Kajuru Emirate Council, Dahiru Abubakar, while giving an update to newsmen on Monday revealed the bandits’ demand.
According to Mr. Abubakar, the bandits also gave assurances that all the victims were in good condition and not being molested.
He further revealed that the council is still appealing to the bandits to release the 85-year-old monarch and his relatives unconditionally, especially given his fragile health condition.
Meanwhile, one bandit was reportedly killed and some others injured in a shootout with soldiers during the attack on the Emir’s palace, according to security sources in the local government.