Mr. Amos Magbon, the Rector of the Federal School of Statistics in Manchok, Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State, and a lady abducted by terrorists have regained their freedom after about 48 hours in captivity.
The Rector and the lady were on Tuesday kidnapped by the terrorists and the father of a NAN reporter was gruesomely killed. However, they regained their freedom on Thursday.
A source that sought anonymity in the area told DAILY POST that the duo regained their freedom after an amount of money was paid as ransom.
The source, however, confirmed that N150,000 was paid to ensure the release of the lady, who is a granddaughter of the victim killed by the terrorists while N1 million was paid for the release of the Rector.
He explained, “Since her grandfather was shot dead, they decided to release the lady after N150,000 was paid to the bandits while a sum of N1 million was paid to secure the release of the Rector.”
The source also confirmed that the released victims told them that the terrorists took them to Zangang community in takad chiefdom just a few kilometres away from the local government. They alleged that the bandits were young Fulani boys.
He advised the government to beef up security in the area to forestall future occurrences.