There was fear in Ungwan Bulus in Kaduna State’s Chikun Local Government Area after robbers killed three of the 26 residents kidnapped on March 21, 2022.
Following their kidnapping, the bandits wanted N20 million in ransom for each of the prisoners.
Three of the victims were slain by the bandits on Monday night, and they threatened to kill more by 12 p.m. on Tuesday if their demands were not satisfied.
Gideon Haruna Goni, the Chief of Ungwan Bulus, who verified the murders of the three victims, said the bandits phoned the community to advise them that the corpses should be picked up around Dutse Community along the Kaduna-Abuja route.
The bodies had been recovered, according to the Chief, who added that the bandits had threatened to execute the remaining victims if the family did not pay N20 million each for the other prisoners by 12 p.m. on Tuesday (April 19, 2022).
“We gathered together as a group, donated some money, and they phoned us and ordered us to pick up victims’ corpses in Dutse.” If their demands are not granted, they have vowed to kill additional people, particularly women. “26 people were kidnapped, one was freed, and three were slain,” he claimed.
He said that the guy who was freed was discharged for health reasons.
The chief, who pleaded with the abductors not to kill any of the victims, also pleaded with the state and federal governments to assist them.
As at the time of reporting this story, the State Police Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Jalige Mohammed, has not returned calls.