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Nigeria: Kidnappers demand N150m ransom to release Lawmaker

Kidnappers who abducted Bashir Muhammed, a member of the Taraba State House of Assembly have demanded a ransom of N150 million for his release.

The Nguroje constituency representative was said to have been abducted in his residence in Jalingo on Wednesday, according to SaharaReporters.

The report further said that negotiations are still ongoing between Muhammed’s family and the kidnappers.

According to Daily Trust, it was gathered that Muhammed pleaded with the leadership of Taraba House of Assembly and the state government to meet the demand of his abductors to save his life.

Members of the Assembly, according to a source, have met with Governor Darius Ishaku over the issue.

The outcome of the meeting is, however, not disclosed.

Meanwhile, the state government has banned the use of motorcycles in Jalingo and its environs.

The governor’s spokesperson, Illiya Bikye, in a statement, said the ban was as a result of the growing activities of criminals, who used motorcycles to perpetrate crime.


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