Dare-devil kidnapper targets Buhari, Atiku

Posted by News Express | 1 June 2019 | 2,148 times

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•President Buhari and Ex-VP Atiku

A dare-devil kidnapper has disclosed that one of his goals is to abduct Nigeria’s number one citizen, President Muhammadu Buhari, and his main challenger in the 2019 presidential ballot, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

The over-ambitious kidnapper made his evil ambition known to one of his high profile victims, the National Vice Chairman, Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (MOPPAN), Salisu Mu’azu Jos.

Salisu Mu’azu Jos, a Kannywood director, actor and producer, made the shocking disclosure in an interview published in today’s edition of Daily Trust Saturday.

Sharing his experience with the paper, Salisu Mu’azu Jos, who was kidnapped, alongside two others, near Jingir village of Bassa LGA, Plateau State, while on the way back to Jos from Kaduna, said: “Another one of them told me he would stop kidnapping if he gets N100 million, or if he succeeds in kidnapping President Muhammadu Buhari, and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar. Of course I laughed, and asked him if he’s sure he wants to ever stop. He laughed, too, and said yes, but after he achieves his target.”

Salisu, who disclosed that they paid N3.5 million as ransom before regaining their freedom, spoke at length about their ordeal.

AN example: I and my elder brother, Sani Mu’azu Jos, and two others – Danlami Yanke-Yanke and Andy Bature, attended a conference organised by Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Small and Medium Enterprise in Kaduna. After the conference, we left Kaduna to Jos at 4:00pm. We stopped at Saminaka and broke our fast, then continued with our journey until we reached a forest near Jingir village. Suddenly, we heard gunshots, and some people with flashlights asked us to stop. We stopped, and they dragged us out and started to hit us. My brother, (actor/director) Sani (Mu’azu) fell down. I told them he was sick, and that we were even coming back from hospital, so they stopped beating him. They took him back to where we parked our car, and gave him his phone back. They asked him if he could drive, and he said yes, so they let him go.

“At the beginning, they demanded for N10 million. But after they understood we don’t have that kind of money, we started negotiating. Finally, they agreed to collect the sum of N3.5 million.”

Source: News Express

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