Zamfara judges’ kidnappers demand N20m
From Bala Abubakar, Gusau
The kidnappers that kidnapped two Sharia Court Judges in Zamfara State have demanded N20 million ransom for releasing them.
A family source of one of the kidnapped judges, Malam Hassan told newsmen that after few days’ silence, the kidnappers have called and demanded for the ransom.
He said: “They called us now demanding for N10 million for each of the two victims, which we told them that we have no such amount.”
He disclosed that they (kidnappers) have switched off their handset after we told them that we have no such money which they demanded.
“While waiting for next call from abductors our families are now intensifying prayers for the safe release of the victims,” he added.
The Chief Imam of a Jumu’at Mosque Bypass Gusau, Sheikh Umar Kanoma, while delivering a sermon, appealed for prayers from Muslims Ummah and general public for safe release of the two kidnapped judges.
“We appeal for prayers from Muslims and general public for safe release of the two kidnapped Sharia Court Judges who were abducted on their way back from Maradi in Niger Republic, where they attended lectures in pursuing to further their education,” said he.
Those kidnapped Sharia court judges were Mallam Sabiu Abdullahi and Mallam Shafi’i Jangebe in the state.
It was gathered that one of the kidnapped judges, Mallam Sabiu Abdullahi is a Deputy Chief Imam in one of the Jumu’at Mosques in Gusau, the state capital.
The Chief Imam, during the sermon, called on the bandits and other crime perpetrators to repent and seek Allah’s forgiveness for them to be free and integrated with general public and return to normal life.