Bandits have demanded N4 million as ransom for the release of one of the eight members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) kidnapped in Zamfara State on Monday.
The Corp members were said to have been traveling with an Akwa Ibom Transport Company (AKTC) bus from Uyo, Akwa Ibom, to Sokoto State, for their mandatory one-year national service when their vehicle was intercepted by the bandits.
Emmanuel Etteh, the father of one of the victims, Glory Thomas, told Channels TV in a telephone conversation on Friday that the bandits called with their number to inform him about the abduction of his daughter and asked him to pay N4 million to secure her release.
“They called me with their line; they asked me to pay N4 million. I spoke with my daughter because I asked how they wanted us to pay; she said we should contact the AKTC.
“Since that time, they have not called and I have not spoken with my daughter. I don’t know if they have released them but my daughter has not called me,” he said.
Meanwhile, it was gathered that a military rescue team is currently combing the forest for the victims.
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