Some gunmen who abducted a young politician in Bogoro LGA of Bauchi State, Hon. Musa Markus Masoyi, have demanded a ransom of hundred million naira (100,000,000) before their victim is freed.
Recall that the politician was kidnapped at the secretariat of Boi, a village in Bogoro LGA of Bauchi State in the dead of the night on Tuesday, 21 November 2022 a kidnapped Masoyi.
The abductors were said to have contacted the family of the victim and demanded for the sum of N100million as ransom, though negotiations were still ongoing as of the time of this report.
A resident of the village who did not want his name to be mentioned, said that the gunmen went in while everyone was asleep and whisked the hostage away to an unknown destination.
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According to him, the victim was abducted along with his elder brother who was later dropped and abandoned in the bush from where he was rescued by people and taken back home.
Another resident said that, “The kidnapping for whatever reason should be frowned at by well-meaning citizens. This is a reminder to the government that kidnapping is on the increase in this side of the LGA.
“This is one of the high-profile cases of kidnapping being recorded in Boi after the one involving Hajia Khadijah sometime in February, 2022. It is very worrisome that of all the kidnapping witnessed in this part of the area, no single culprit has been arrested.
“We call on all security agencies to rise up against this ugly incident which if not immediately checked, will affect the sweet existence of our people. We appeal to our people to pray and watch so that we will not enter into temptation again.”
Before his abduction, Markus Masoyi actively participated in the just concluded PDP mobilization rally to drum up support for the party in the 2023 general elections.