Kidnapped Peace Corps Commandant Regains Freedom After Paying N3million Ransom
Kebbi State Commandant of Nigeria peace Corps, Alhaji Abubakar Jibrin, has been released after payment of 3m ransome demanded by armed bandits.
Jibrin was kidnapped by armed bandits in Zamfara State while on transit to Abuja to attend the corps’ anniversary.
His release was effected after his valuables were sold to raise the ransom which was initially 2m, but upon receiving the said amount, the bandits again requested a motorcycle called “Boko Haram” which could only be bought at Kamba, a local government in Kebbi state near Niger border, but later commuted the motorcycle to naira value which is one million naira making the total ransome 3m.
Narrating his ordeal to Haruna Aliyu Usman who happened to be his childhood friend and schoolmate said that their driver saw a parked somewhat empty oil tanker vehicle slammed the brake immediately unknown to them, two armed bandits appeared while the rest came out from inside the bush and encircled them and forced them into the bush they trekked through the thick dreadful forest at about 4klm before reaching their temporary abode where they came face to face with stern looking, heartless and merciless armed bandits who knows no religion no tribe and no humanity.
Explaining further Jibrin recounted how some of them were beaten to a pulp with very little food which was served only the day they brought to bandits den while all captors were only served stream water, my friend also alleged that the bandit kingpin is same person who did the Jangebe students abduction in same Zamfara state.
While thanking those who prayed for their safe release he particularly thanked peace corps Commandant general for his support and care during their stay in bandits den he appealed to the federal government to improve security in the country particularly in the state where armed banditry is pronounced and on the highway especially Zamfara to Kaduna and go Kaduna to Abuja which he tagged as bandits controlled roads where they have field day unchallenged he said.