The District Head of Gayari in Gummi Local Government Area of Zamfara State, Alhaji Hassan Muhammad Gayari, abducted by gunmen last Friday, has regained his freedom after payment of N5 million ransom Daily Trust has learnt.
A source told our correspondent that the release by the gunmen came after days of painstaking negotiations on the amount to be paid as ransom.
“They demanded for N40 million, which they slashed to N16 million, and finally N5 million was paid as ransom. However, they are still holding his son captive, and are demanding for delivery of two brand new motorbikes before he could be released,” the source said.
Spokesman of the State Police Command SP Muhammad Shehu confirmed the development to our reporter, but was mute on the question of ransom payment.
The District Head, Alhaji Hassan Muhammad Gayari, was last Friday kidnapped by suspected bandits in his residence in Gayari town of Gummi Local Government Area of the state alongside his son.
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