Some residents in Katsina State, where Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari is from have resorted to selling some of their building materials to get money for ransom.
In a video sent to Neptune Prime, a farmer, Saidu Faskari from Faskari Local Government Area was seen removing his roofing sheets and other building materials to sell and get money to pay for the release of his eldest son who was abducted by bandits.
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When asked why he was removing the roof of his house he said he was doing for his son adding that the bandits are demanding the sum of N100,000 as ransom for his son’s release.
”They (bandits) kidnapped my son day before yesterday (Thursday). He had gone to pay the ransom money for my release. I spent 13 days in their den.
“When my children gathered the N50,000 one of my sons was asked to take the ransom but the bandits released me and apprehended him. I don’t even have what to eat not to talk of the money to pay as ransom,” he said.
Faskari LGA is one of the frontline areas in the state for bandits’ attacks.
The area was among the 13 LGAs where the State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari shut down mobile telecommunications network as part of efforts to curtail insecurity.
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