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Kidnappers kill Kano businessman after collecting N6 million ransom


Kidnappers kill Kano businessman after collecting N6 million ransom

Kidnappers have killed a 39-year-old businessman, Yahaya Hassan Musa, after collecting N6m ransom from his family in Kano State.

According to reports, the deceased is an indigene of Kano state and married with two children. He was kidnapped on Thursday while coming back from Cotonou, Benin Republic.

According to his brother, Abubakar Hassan Musa, he was kidnapped in a forest around Mopa area of Kogi State, later the kidnappers demanded N10m and after much bargaining with the family, they slashed it to N6 million.

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“The kidnappers requested that I should take the money to a forest in Kabba. I went and delivered the money in cash. They then directed me to a place where I would meet him, but I did not meet him. I slept in the forest alone.

“The following day I continued searching until a woman who was kidnapped alongside my brother called me and said they killed him before even collecting the ransom, but that she didn’t know where they dumped his body.

“I went back to the nearby town and hired hunters to get back into the forest and search for the corpse. After trekking many kilometers, we found his decomposing corpse.”

Musa said because they couldn’t find a bus to carry his brother’s decaying corpse, they buried him in the bush according to Islamic rites after consulting the family in Kano.

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