Bandits threaten to marry off lady if N1.7 ransom isn’t paid


By Ismail Auwal

Bandits in Niger State have threatened to marry off a kidnapped 21-year-old woman if her parents didn’t pay a N1.7 million ransom.

The 21-year-old victim identified only as Deborah was on Saturday abducted along yet to be ascertained number of people along Tapila-Gwada road, an area located in Shiroro LGA of the state.

The bandits reportedly demanded N2 million in ransom, but after speaking with the girl’s parents on Tuesday, they lowered their demand to N1.7 million.

They requested that Deborah’s parents pay N1 million in cash and purchase a motorcycle for them for N750,000.

“These people are asking for N1 million ransom, and that we buy a bike worth about 750,000 and pay the person that would come to collect the cash, or else they would marry her off to one of them, “Theresa, the victim’s aunt, told TheCable.

The affected community is a 30-minute drive from Minna, Niger State’s capital city.

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