70-year-old woman released after N12m ransom payment

70-year-old Hajia Ladi, mother of Yahaya Muhammad (Big man) ex-aide to Governor Mohammadu Badaru of Jigawa State, has been released after twelve million naira ransom was paid to her abductors, Daily Post reports.

One of the woman’s relatives confirmed that she was released Monday morning near Hadejia forest in Jigawa. He explained that the kidnappers earlier demanded N50m ransom, but she was set free after the payment of 12m wass made to the kidnappers.

SP Audu Jinjiri, the State Police Public Relations Officer confirmed the release, he however denied the payment of any ransom to the kidnappers before she was released, but said that the victim was released yesterday as a result of pressure mounted by the Nigeria Police Force.

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