Kidnappers Make Reprisal in Kano,Withhold Professor Who Delivers Ransom

…….Release Village Head


The head of Karfi village in Takai Local Government Area of Kano State, Abdulyah Ilo who was abducted recently has been freed from kidnappers’ den.

However, an associate professor at the Kano State University of Science and Technology (KSTU), Wudil, Huzaifa Karfi, who went to deliver the ransom for the release of the village head was ‘detained’ by the abductors

The gunmen had reportedly on May 16 opened fire on members of the community, killed six persons, abducted Ilo and injured several others.

Though the village security guards and vigilantes were said to have arrested one of the kidnappers.

A resident of the area, Musa Sa’ad, who confirmed the release of the village head explained that the gunmen collected the ransom and held Dr Karfi in retaliation for their man that was captured by the villagers.

“The gunmen demanded the release of their man as a condition for the release of the lecturer”

While confirming the release of the traditional ruler, his brother, Yusuf Ismail, said he had been released and was receiving treatment at a hospital

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Kiyawa, when contacted over the matter, promised to communicate later.

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