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Bandits write Sokoto monarch, demand N20m ransom for 20 abducted villagers

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Suspected bandits operating in the Eastern Senatorial District of Sokoto state have allegedly written a letter to a monarch in Burkusuma demanding for ransom to secure the release of 20 persons kidnapped from two communities in Sabon Birni Local Government Area.

The letter was allegedly written in the Hausa language by one of the victims kidnapped by the bandits and addressed to Sarkin Rafin Burkusuma, the district head of the area.

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The bandits informed the monarch that the victims kidnapped from Gatawa and Burkusuma are all in good health and doing great.

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They thereafter demanded the sum of N20 million to be paid for the release of the kidnap victims.

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The kidnapped victims, whose names were all written in the letter, consist of nine males, eight females and two children.

According to reports, one of the victims was released to deliver the letter to Gatawa through the Sarkin Rakin Burkusuma.

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Multiple sources have it that the bandits have resorted to sending letters to families of kidnapped victims since the shutdown of telecommunication services in the area.

Sokoto, just like other states of the North-West has been ravaged by bandits’ activities who kidnap for ransom, kill, steal and maim people.

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Just two days ago, bandits had attacked Gangara and Gatawa all in Sabon Birni local government where residents said over twenty persons were killed and 27 persons were kidnapped.

Although the police authorities confirmed the killing of four persons in Gangara town, they, however, did not give detail on the attack in Gatawa

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