Abductors demand N5m for journalist’s wife’s release

The gunmen who attacked Mr. Suleiman Abubakar, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Chairman, Correspondents’ chapel, Nasarawa State, and kidnapped his wife has demanded a sum of N5 million for her release.

Recall that Talkmill reported that Abubakar and his wife where attacked at the early hour of 7pm yesterday on their way to NYSC camp where his wife was to register.

While speaking with members of NAN today, Abubakar said the abductors called him this morning, demanding a sum of 5million naira for his wife release.

He said:

“They called me this morning demanding for N5 million in order to secure the release of my wife, however, I told them that I can only afford N50,000 and they said I was not serious.

“They also allowed my wife to speak with me on the phone to ascertain that she was alright,” he said.

“The bus ran into a ditch after being shot at while the gunmen swooped on us but I escaped while they took my wife and the other women.

“One of the women is a wife of a former State House of Assembly member who they offered free ride.”

Meanwhile, ASP Samaila Usman, the Police Public Relations Officer for the Police Command in the state, said that the command was working assiduously to secure the release of the victims unhurt.

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