- The monarch was kidnapped by bandits in the early hours of Sunday along with 13 of his family members, including two grandchildren
A ransom of ₦200 million ransom has been demanded for the release of the Emir of Kajuru, Alhassan Adamu.
News of the ransom demand was disclosed by spokesperson of the Kajuru Emirate Council, Dahiru Abubakar on Monday.
According to Abubakar, the bandits also gave assurances that all the victims are in good condition and were not being molested.
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He said the council is still appealing to the bandits to release the 85-year-old monarch and his relatives unconditionally, especially giving his fragile health condition.
Numbering over 200, the bandits had arrived Kajuru community on motorcycles in the early hours of Sunday morning through a nearby forest that stretches the Kaduna-Abuja highway in Kachia local government area, and started shooting sporadically, before they were engaged by soldiers that were deployed to the area.
Sources had said one bandit was reportedly killed and some others injured in a shootout with soldiers during the attack on Emir’s palace.
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