Terrorists Abduct Villagers, Demand New Naira Notes

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In Kolo village, in the Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara State, suspected terrorists have kidnapped four people—a man, a wife, and two children.

The abductors wanted a N10 million ransom after kidnapping the victims, but refused to accept old naira notes. This is coming just as the CBN announced that the new notes will be unveiled today (Wednesday) by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Mohammed Ibrahim, a local, claimed that the bandits eventually lowered the demanded ransom to N5m and that residents of the community had been working to acquire the money to ensure the victims' safe release.

According to Ibrahim, "As we were trying to gather the money demanded by the terrorists, they sent another message this morning that they would not collect old naira notes.

“They said they would keep the abducted persons in their camps until the release of the new naira notes in December."

Police authorities in the state have not responded to the incident despite text messages and calls.

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