Nigeria: Kidnappers Kill Kastelea Marshal After Collecting N.5 Million Ransom

13 November 2019

Kaduna — A Kaduna State Traffic Law Enforcement Agency (KASTELEA) marshal, who was kidnapped last month along Birnin-Gari Kaduna highway, has been killed by his abductors, Daily Trust gathered.

The marshal, PM ll Hamza Abubakar Mahuta, was ‎reportedly abducted on October 16 while travelling to Birnin Gwari to spend the weekend with his family members.

It was gathered that, after the abduction, his abductors demanded for N5 million as ransom. ‎

‎Sources in Birnin Gwari told our reporter that the body of the marshal was yet to be recovered from his killers as they only informed the family members on phone.

A family source, who did not want his name mentioned for security reasons, confirmed the death of the late marshal, which he said was revealed to them on Monday evening by his killers.

"Hamza was my relation and we got the news of his death yesterday (Monday) around 5:30 pm after the family paid N500,000 ransom to his abductors. We were told they killed him nine days ago but they kept calling that until the ransom is paid before they will release him.

"The kidnappers lied that he was alive until after they collected the ransom before they said he (Hamza) was killed but you know they will not release his corpse," he said.

When contacted, KASTELEA's Assistant Genera‎l Manager, Public Affairs, Joy George Zemo, said she could not comment on the issue for now because they were trying to find out details about the issue.

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