Bandits In Kaduna Collect N7m But Refuse To Release DPO
The officer is in critical condition despite the ransom that was paid, according to Mr. Gyadi-Gyadi’s family, who spoke to BBC Hausa on Monday.
The initial demand from his captors was N250 million, which a relative told the BBC was more than they could afford, so they gave what they had.
“68 days have passed since the incident. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, there hasn’t been any progress toward securing his release, according to Musa Gyadi-Gyadi. When they abducted him, they demanded a ransom of N250 million, which they later lowered to N150 million and are now making N80 million non-negotiable.
The bandits received an initial N5 million, according to Mr. Gyadi-Gyadi. Even so, the robbers demanded “one million card money” to buy them a motorcycle and claimed the money was for food.
The family bemoaned the fact that Mr. Gyadi-Gyadi’s release had not been secured despite the patrols conducted by the Kaduna police command, and they pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari and the inspector general of police, Usman Alkali Baba, to step in and secure the police officer’s safe return.
Mohammed Jalige, the Kaduna police spokesman, did not return calls seeking comment on the situation.
CSP Sani Muhammad Gyadi-Gyadi, a native of Kano, was abducted by bandits last June as he was traveling from Panbegua in Kubau local government to work in Birnin Gwari local government.