Kidnappers Release Abducted FCT Monarch, Whisk Away Two Children

LAGOS DECEMBER 1ST (NEWSRANGERS)-The abductors of Chief Ibrahim Pada, the traditional ruler of Rubochi community in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory has released him after spending five days in captivity.

Pada, who was abducted last Tuesday was released on Saturday after his family reportedly paid a huge ransom.

The FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma confirmed the release of the chief but said he did not know if a ransom was paid.

The CP said his men were working to apprehend the gunmen who carried out the nefarious act.

Meanwhile, two siblings, identified as Jarus Iliya and Mercy Iliya have been kidnapped from Tika, a few kilometres from Rubochi.

Jarus and his younger sister, Mercy were said to have been taken away by their abductors last Friday.

Unconfirmed reports said the gunmen were demanding N10million ransom from the family of their victims.

When asked about the latest abduction, the CP said he was not aware of the incident.

“I cannot confirm it, but I would find out tomorrow,” he stated on Sunday.

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