About six people allegedly kidnapped in Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have regained their freedom after paying ransom believed to run into millions of naira.
The victims, who were taken by gunmen at various locations within the Area Council, reportedly regained their freedom after paying an undisclosed amount to their captors.
The Bwari Area Council Chairman, Mr. John Gabaya, declined to mention how much that was paid as ransom, but affirmed that families of the victims contributed to pay to secure the freedom of their loved ones.
Gabaya said all the victims were released and re-united with their families on Sunday.
He said: “The people who were kidnapped within the first three days of the year were released yesterday (Sunday) by the kidnappers and we are thanking God today for what He has done. Two sets of people were kidnapped.
“The first were three and the second were also three. All of them have been released and now reunited with their families. For now, we have no incident of kidnapping. Yes, ransom was paid. The families had to contribute to pay the ransom for the release of their people.”
Meanwhile, unconfirmed report said the kidnappers demanded N3 million ransom. However, it could not be ascertained if that was what the families paid.