Katsina, Nigeria – Terrifying bandits have abducted over 40 including 39 children working on a farm in Faskari Local government area of the Katsina State.
Similarly, three days after the abduction, the miscreants are demanding for N30 million ransom, Daily Independent reports.
They have also requested to dialogue with the owner of the farm where the victims were abducted, as they vowed not to release the captives until either of their demands are met.
The victims are from different villages in Faskari and Funtua local government areas of the State.
A reliable source told our reporter that, the bandits invaded the farm in the afternoon of Sunday and took away the 40 workers on the farm, including 39 children who could not run when they struck.
The source further maintained that, the miscreants have reached out to some of the parents of the abducted children, demanding for N30m to free them.
“The owner of the farm was not around. It (the farm) was under the supervision of one of his staff. When the victims were abducted, they (bandits) reached out to some parents for the ransom but they suddenly called to say they would not accept anything less than the mentioned ransom or direct access to the owner of the farm.
According to the source, the bandits said they have made their investigations and found out that the owner of the farm is very rich. The situation now is that, they only want to speak with the owner of the farm and no one else.
He however, could not confirm if the owner of the farm had agreed to speak with the bandits or not.
When contacted, SP Gambo Isah, the state police image maker said the command was aware of the abduction and has been making efforts to rescue the abducted victims.
He however could not confirm the exact number of those abducted during the attack.