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Bandits kill man for being rude during negotiation

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A 27-year-old man simply identified as Abba, has been killed by terror bandits during negotiation.

He was shot dead after he delivered a N16 million ransom and three motorcycles to the criminal elements for the release of nine victims they kidnapped in Jere town in Kaduna State

According to Daily Trust, bandits had invaded some houses at Unguwar Iya in Jere on April 16, 2024, abducted nine residents. They later demanded N30 million.

A resident of the community, Shuaibu Hussaini, who confirmed the unfortunate killing of Abba, said the incident happened last Saturday, June 15, after the victim who was behind the negotiation of the ransom, went to deliver N16 million and three motorcycles to the leader of the bandits at a location in the area.

He said the bandits’ leader, after collecting the ransom and the bikes, tied the deceased with a rope and opened fire on him.

“It was one of the victims who was among those released who said the bandits’ leader claimed that they decided to kill Abba for being rude to him during the negotiation of the ransom. It was when one of the family members of the victims tried to find out the whereabouts of Abba after delivering the ransom that the bandits’ leader asked the family to go to a particular location and pick his corpse,” he said.

Hussaini, said the death of the deceased had thrown not only the community into mourning, but Jere chiefdom was also pained by the killing of the deceased.

Police authorities in Kaduna State are yet to make an official statement in respect to the unfortunate incident.

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