Bandits who abducted the Emir of Kajuru, Alhassan Adamu have demanded the payment of ₦200M as ransom before the monarch can be released.
Naija News recalls the Kaduna State Command of the Nigeria Police has confirmed the abduction of the Emir of Kajuru by bandits in the early hours of Sunday.
The Police Command said the 85-year-old traditional ruler was attacked and kidnapped in his residence around 2.34 am by bandits who stormed the community in large numbers and carried dangerous weapons.
Apart from the Emir, 10 members of his family were also abducted, the Police confirmed.
A ransom of N200 million has now been demanded as disclosed by the spokesperson of the Kajuru Emirate Council, Dahiru Abubakar on Monday.
He added that the bandits also gave assurances that all the victims are in good condition and were not being molested.
The Council spokesperson noted that on their part, they are appealing for the unconditional release of the traditional ruler and others kidnapped with him.
Meanwhile, a Magistrate Court sitting in Yaba, Lagos, has denied bail application for the 49 Yoruba Nation agitators arrested and detained by the Lagos State Police Command.
The agitators were arrested at Ojota, Lagos on July 3, 2021, during a rally in support of the actualization of Yoruba Nation.
Parading the suspects the following day, Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, said the agitators include 47 men and two women.
Odumosu added that some of the suspects were intercepted and found with guns, axes, Oodua flags, Yoruba Armed Forces vests and other items.