The Director of Works of Mariga Local government area of Niger State Alhaji Yakubu Bala has been killed by terrorists three days after he was abducted.
KOKO TV NG learnt that the Director was abducted with 23 others over the weekend from Mariga town.
It was learnt that the terrorists demanded N50m ransom, which his family paid.
The sister of the deceased, Hajia Hadiza Abdullahi disclosed that the late Director was in his room with his two wives, one of who was heavily pregnant, when the terrorists invaded his house.
She explained that when the terrorists knocked, one of the wives opened the door and the terrorists forced their way in before taking the deceased to an unknown destination.
Abdullahi explained that three days after her brother and others were kidnapped, the bandits called for a ransom of N50 million.
“We raised millions but the bandits did not release my brother. There were relations of four others kidnapped who were able to contribute N2 million each and they took to the abductors in the forest before their family members were released.
“It was when these people came from the forest that we were told that my brother had been killed by the gunmen two days after he was kidnapped,” Abdullahi said.
According to her, the released victims disclosed that her brother was tied to a tree and the terrorists broke his two legs before he died adding that they were told that he was buried in a shallow grave in the forest.
She lamented that her brother left behind two wives and 10 children saying that the family are having a hard time coming to terms with his death.
The number of the state Police Command Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Wasiu Abiodun did not go when KOKO TV NG tried to contact him.
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