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Abductors of Kukah’s brother demand N100m ransom


Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah

The abductors of Chief Yohanna Kukah, a brother of the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Bishop Matthew Hassan, have made a demand of N100 million before he could be released.

Yohanna, the Agwam Akulu, was kidnapped in Zangon Kataf Council of Kaduna State on Tuesday, January 2, this year, along with one of his security guards by gunmen, who stormed his house and started shooting sporadically.

Since then, the traditional ruler had been out of reach, until yesterday, when his kidnappers made contact, demanding the payment of N100million as ransom.

At press time, efforts to confirm the development from the Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, Muktar Aliyu, proved abortive, as he did not respond to calls to his telephone line.But sources said there was a sigh of relief, following the establishment of contact with the abductors.

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