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Kidnappers of ABU lecturer detain brother who delivered ransom in Kaduna

Valentine Chinyem

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Two blood brothers who said to be lecturers have been kidnapped by gunmen at Mahuta community of Igabi local government area of Kaduna state.

The victims, Adamu Chinoko and Umar Chinoko, are said to be working at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, and Kaduna Polytechnic, respectively.

Adamu was abducted on Thursday night, and a ransom of N2 million and a new motorcycle was demanded from the family by his abductors.

However, his brother Dr. Umar Chinoko, who according to reports, was said to have gone to deliver the ransom on Sunday, was also abducted.

The two lecturers are from Kebbi state.

While reacting to the incident, Garba Mohammad spokesman of Kebbi State Indigenes Association in Kaduna state, said, “Dr. Umar Chinoko went to pay a ransom of N2 million and a new motorbike the kidnappers demanded for and he was held.”

“After they collected the ransom, they also held him hostage and demanded for yet another ransom of N5 million. As I speak to you both of them are still in captivity is still with the abductors.”