Despite receiving a ransom of N2 million, the kidnappers of six members of a Councillor’s family in Abuja have refused to release them.
The fatalities include relatives of Idris Ibrahim, a newly elected councillor from Yangoji in the Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja.
Three weeks ago, the victims were kidnapped in Yangoji village.
The kidnappers sought N6 million at first, but after talks, the amount was reduced to N2 million, according to the Daily Trust.
Last Thursday, April 14, the N2 million was delivered to the kidnappers, but they refused to release the hostages.
“After paying the N2 million, we were making plans to go with three motorcycles to fetch them up when the kidnappers’ leader called and accused one of us of encouraging vigilantes to engage them,” a relative of the victims told the publication.
“Despite our denials that the vigilantes were invited, the kidnappers’ leader has refused to release the captives until we deliver an additional N3 million,” said the kidnappers’ leader.