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Bandits Threaten To Kill Abducted DPO

bandits threatens DPO
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Bandits who abducted Police officer, Sani Muhammad Gyadi-Gyadi, the DPO of Birnin-Gwari Divisional Headquarters in Kaduna State, have threatened to kill him on September 7, 2022, if a ransom of N80 million naira is not paid.

The victim had earlier paid N7 million and a new motorcycle as a ransom for his release, but his abductors in a new twist, are demanding an additional N80 million on or before September 7.

THEWILL reports that Kano-born Gyadi-Gyadi, a Chief Superintendent of Police, was abducted by the bandits in June on his way to his new duty post in the bandit-infested Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, following a transfer from Pambegua Division.

An investigative journalist on Twitter, with the handle @truthfully83, who called the attention of the Nigeria Police Force Public Relations officer, Abuja Headquarters, Prince Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the abductors of the Police DPO have threatened to kill the police chief on September 7 if the ransom is not paid.

“Here is Sani Gyadi-Gyadi, the DPO of Birnin-Gwari Divisional @PoliceNG headquarters in Kaduna State. He was kidnapped in June 2022 and has been in the hands of his abductors. They threatened to kill him on the 7th of Sep if 80 million naira ransom is not paid. @Princemoye1″, the Tweet reads.

Speaking with BBC Hausa, Gyadi-Gyadi’s family of Birnin Gwari in Kaduna said the officer is in dire condition despite the ransom they paid.

A relative of the Police DPO told the BBC that the initial demand from his captors was N250 million, which was more than they could afford, so they gave what they had.

“It’s been 68 days since the incident happened. We have made several efforts to secure his release, but unfortunately, there hasn’t been any breakthrough. ” Musa Gyadi-Gyadi said.

“When they kidnapped him, they requested a N250 million ransom, which they later reduced to N150 million and now N80 million non-negotiable”, the family member said, adding that an initial N5 million was sent to the bandits, but they said the money was for food and demanded the sum of N1million for recharge cards and motorcycles.

Members of Gyadi-Gyadi’s family lamented that the patrols carried out by the police command in Kaduna were not enough to secure his release. They appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, to intervene and ensure the police officer’s safe return.