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Boko Haram requests N28m for Adamawa captives

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Boko Haram requests N28m for Adamawa captives

Tori4africa reports that Boko Haram has requested N28 million ransom for 52 persons they abducted from Kwapre, a community in the Hong council area of Adamawa State.

The insurgents who originally asked for N30 million have made a reduction of N2 million, which they interpreted as a discount for the rural Kwapre community.

Boko Haram requests N28m for Adamawa captives

The insurgents stormed Kwapre last month, murdering seven persons, abducting 52 others who are mostly women, and forcing several others to flee the community.

Little has heard of the 52 that the insurgents took away in the April 9 invasion until royal fathers disclosed to visiting government officials on Wednesday that the insurgents had asked for and insisted on a collective ransom of N28 million.

Village Head of Kwapre, Joel Kulaha, disclosed to the government officials that the insurgents called to give the community a discount of N2 million out of the N30 million demanded earlier.

Accordingly, they have demanded that we pay them N28 million ransom before our people would be released, the village head said.

He Grumbled owing that the community does not have that huge amount of money.

We are pleading because it’s been one month now since 52 persons, including women and children, were forcibly taken from this community.

The ward heads of Kwapre 1 and Kwapre 1A, Sabon Gari, Kwapre Central, Hayin Rafi, and Unguwan Masalaci Usman Yarda, Abednego Bitrus, Naphtali Gabriel, Saidu Dauda, Silas Apollos and Jonah Gayus, also spoke.

The royal fathers thanked Governor Ahmadu Fintiri for delegating the officials led by the Speaker of the House of Assembly Aminu Iya Abbas to condole with them.

They implored the government to ensure the safe return of their relatives from the hands of Boko Haram.

 

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