N50M was paid to kidnappers for my release – Bauchi State Gov’s Brother

Wakilin Bauchi Alhaji Adamu Mohammed Duguri

Alhaji Adamu Mohammed Duguri, elder brother of Bauchi governor said N50m was paid to his kidnappers before he was released.

Duguri who spent 13 days with the abductors, punctured the lie of the security agencies that he was rescued by them.

The 65- year- old retired Customs Officer, who holds the traditional title of Wakilin Bauchi, spoke Wednesday for the first time after his release.

He said his abductors initially demanded N350 million before they later agreed to accept N50 million.

He was kidnapped 26 March by four gunmen at a tailoring shop at the Unguwar Jaki area of Bauchi metropolis.

But the Police Public Relations Officer (P.P.R.O) of the Bauchi State Police Command, DSP Kamal Abubakar, confirmed his release to newsmen on April 7.

Duguri said being a brother to the governor made his abductors assume that that they could get the N350 million ransom.

But he made them understand that his family members were the ones to secure his release, not the State Government.

According to Duguri, the abductors were educated and well coordinated in such a way that they could not be traced by security agents.

They said they have not kidnapped somebody as big as l am. You know l was a uniformed man before.

They know l knew all what they were doing. They felt l was a threat to them and were demanding N350 million, which l said when you look for that kind of money l will continue to be a liability for you here.

I told them l have acclimatized already. I eat well. The only thing was l didn’t sleep well because it was on a mat all of us were sleeping. They gave me three pillows and supplied me apples with a bottle of maltina, anything l wanted they gave me.

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