Kidnappers confessed to collecting N200m ransom in six months - Trends and Politics


Thursday, 20 June 2019

Kidnappers confessed to collecting N200m ransom in six months

Abubakar Umar, a suspected kidnapper has confessed to collecting over N200m in ransom in the last six months.
Umar said that he and his colleagues preferred abducting expatriates from whom he had collected millions of naira in ransom.
Umar who was paraded in Abuja on Wednesday alongside 37 other suspects, explained that he once collected N100m cash in a kidnap operation.
According to him, “My job is kidnapping and I operate mainly in Niger and Kebbi states. I operated with my masters who operate in Sokoto. During one of the operations, we collected N100m in ransom. We did another operation in Oyo and we realised N50m.
Suspected robbers and kidnappers arrested in military uniforms by SARS being paraded at the SARS office in Abuja…on Wednesday
“I participated in six kidnap operations. We kidnapped a Chinese and he paid N9m without a problem before he (victim) was released.”
Umar also said he made N4m from another kidnap job and another N500,000 in Kebbi.
“For the one in Niger, I kidnapped and collected N4m. After that, I was contacted by an informant who gave me another job and I realised N4m.
“I got another job in Kebbi where we collected N1m. Another victim we kidnapped didn’t have much money but he was able to pay N500,000 before he was released.

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