District Head Escapes From Kidnapper’s Den After Paying Ransom

The District Head of Birnin-Gwari, Alhaji Yusuf Yahaya  abducted at gun point along Kaduna-Birnin-Gwari highway has escaped from his kidnapper’s den, after making a part payment of N3.5 million to them.  

THE WHISTLER had reported that the district head was kidnapped alongside others on December 18, 2019.

According to a statement signed by the Chairman, Birnin -Gwari Vanguard for Security and Good Governance, Ibrahim Abubakar Nagwari, the district head escaped on Thursday night at Sabon Birni village behind Kaduna international airport around 5.30 am, and subsequently messaged to close associate to pick him up.

Nagwari said: ” In the last Forty-eights hours after the release of Former Education Secretary and Wakilin Makaranta of Birnin-Gwari, Alh Ibrahim Musa, the faith of the District Head was doubtful after a payment of Three million, five hundred thousand naira was made to kidnappers which they tagged part payment.

“After long hours of uncertainty and threat to the life of the District Head and Sarkin Kudu of Birnin-Gwari, he miracleously escaped to freedom after the kidnappers led by Dogo Gide went asleep.

“We the people of Birnin-Gwari are grateful to Allah for his freedom and others that were abducted and regained their freedom after fat ransomed has been paid.

“And for those who lost their lives in the hands of this criminals, we prayed for Allah forgiveness and may Allah reward them with comfortable home of aljannah.

“Finally, while commending efforts of our security volunteers and security forces stationed in our area, we are calling on all citizens and residents of Birnin-Gwari local area to be extra vigilance and exposed those hilarious informants that connived with kidnappers in our respective communities.

“Also and more importantly, we condemned in totality the kangaroo Peace Accord with armed bandits championed by the Birnin-Gwari local government administration. Enough is enough.”

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