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Kidnappers kill, bury former Benue LG chairman after N5 million ransom demand

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Kidnappers kill, bury former Benue LG chairman after N5 million ransom demand

In a tragic turn of events, notorious kidnappers have killed Elder Washima Erukaa, who previously served as the chairman of Katsina-Ala and Ukum local government areas in Benue State.

Erukaa, aged 80, was abducted from his home in Zakibiam, Ukum LGA, on September 23, 2023. According to reports, the kidnappers had communicated Erukaa’s passing to his family and said they have since buried him.

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“One of the abductors informed a member of the family that Erukaa died while in captivity and had been buried,” a source said.

It was gathered that the abductors had initially demanded a sum of N12 million ransom for his release.

“They subsequently reduced their demand to N5 million, but tragically, his life was taken before the ransom could be paid,” the source added.

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