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In Kaduna: ABU lecturer, brother escape from kidnappers


Two Kaduna lecturers abducted six days ago by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have reportedly escaped from their captors.




They were abducted at Mahuta in the Igabi Local Government Area of the state six days ago.

The two kidnapped lecturers, Adamu Chonoko from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and Umar Chonoko from the Kaduna Polytechnic, escaped on Sunday.

The two lecturers, who are siblings, hailed from Kebbi State.

Recalled that Dr. Adamu Chonoko was first to be kidnapped by the gunmen while Umar, who acted as the ransom bearer went to deliver the N2m and a new motorbike demanded by the abductors, was later kidnapped by the gunmen.



The abductors later demanded additional N5m before they could be set free.

However, on Sunday, the spokesman of the Kebbi Indigenes Association in Kaduna State, Garba Muhammad, broke the news of the escape of the kidnapped siblings

Garba, who is also the Garkuwan Wakikilin Sarkin Zurun Kaduna, disclosed that after paying additional N3m to the initial N2m,  the kidnappers made a fresh demand of N10m  before the lecturers escaped.



According to him, the fresh N10m demand cannot be met, adding that with the assistance of security agency, the two lecturers escaped.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the Kaduna Police Command, DSP Yakubu Sabo, said the police in the state received with delight the news that the two brothers escaped from their kidnappers. Punch
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