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Bandits release Zamfara wedding guests after payment of ransom

The gunmen who abducted 29 people returning to Zamfara State from Sokoto State where they had gone to attend the wedding of colleagues have released them after the payment of an unspecified ransom.

“Every family was told to gather N400,000 while the members of the plaza and their colleagues in the state provided the remaining money. Some family members were able to raise the money in full, but we couldn’t. I took the money to the plaza and I was told that they were still negotiating with the bandits” he said.

When asked about the person who reportedly died in captivity, Mr Muhammed said his identity has not been revealed. They were returning from Tambuwal town in Sokoto State where they had attended the wedding of a colleague, Jamil Umar.The bandits had demanded a ransom of N145 million to release the 29 hostages.


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