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Gunmen kidnap three children of businessman in Kogi, demand N100 ransom

Aug 5, 2022

Gunmen have kidnapped three children of an electronic dealer, Mr Kadiri (a.k.a Kado) in Ajaokuta Local Government Area of Kogi State.


It was gathered that the incident happened around 8pm on Wednesday, August 3, at Kaduna Estate, Ajaokuta Steel township complex.


An eyewitness said the gunmen invaded a compound where the children live and started shooting into the air to scare neighbours before they abducted the children aged 5, 7 and 10. 


A family source, who spoke to Nigerian Tribune, said the gunmen contacted the family of the victims on Thursday afternoon, demanding N100 million ransom.


“The gunmen invaded the house of Mr Kadiri, our brother who sells television, radio and other electronic devices. They shot repeatedly to scare people from coming close. When they could not see their target victim (Kadiri), they decided to abduct three of his children,” the source said.


“The kidnappers contacted some of our family members and they are demanding N100m. Where on earth can we raise such amount of money?


“Here in Ajaokuta, we can no longer sleep with our two eyes close. There is armed robbery and kidnapping everywhere. Things are already falling apart. Nowhere is safe again.” he added.