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Gunmen release rtd Abuja teacher after N5 million ransom payment, hold his 6-yr-old son

Kidnappers have released a retired primary school teacher, Mr. Barnabas Musa, who was kidnapped at Gumbo village in Kwali Area Council of the FCT and held his 6-year-old son, Jacob.

A relation of the victim, Ishaya Musa, who confirmed the development to Daily Trust on Sunday, September 10, 2023, said the former class teacher was abducted two weeks ago, alongside his son at his residence in Gumbo village.

Musa said the kidnappers later freed the victim after collecting N5 million ransom while holding on to his son and asking the family to raise an additional N3 million before he was released.

“It was last Thursday; the man was released after the family struggled to raise N5 million including the purchase of foodstuff and drugs but they are now asking the family to raise another sum of N3 million before his son will be set free,” he said.

He said the family had to sell some valuable items and borrow some money to raise the N5 million ransom while appealing to the security agents to come to the aid of the family in rescuing the victim’s son.

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