The abducted Rector of the Federal School of Statistics in Manchok, Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Amos Magbon and one other lady regained their freedom on Thursday after spending 48 hours in captivity.
Magbon was kidnapped along with one other lady on Tuesday while the father of a journalist working with NAN gruesomely killed by the kidnappers.
Reacting to the development, a resident, Adamu Isiaku who confirmed the incident said the duo was released on Thursday evening having paid a ransom.
He called on the government to deploy security operatives and ensure they are stationed in the area in order to forestall future occurrences.
According to him, a sum of N150,000 was paid to secure the release of the lady who is a granddaughter to the late. Father of the NAN’s correspondent while the sum of N1 million was paid for the release of the rector.
“Since her grandfather was shot dead they decided to release the lady after N150,000 was paid to the bandits while a sum of N1 million was paid to secure the release of the rector,” he said.
He explained that one of the victims told them that the bandits took them to Zangang community in Takad Chiefdom just few kilometers away from the local government area and alleged that the bandits were young Fulani boys.
Another source said a medical checkup was conducted on the duo to ensure they were in good condition.
Another resident, Samaila John who further confirmed the duo’s release expressed sadness that the community and almost all parts of Kaduna State could no longer sleep with their eyes closed.
He pleaded with government to ensure a drastic measure is taken to bring the security problem to an end.
According to John, “Many of us are afraid to go to our farms because of security fears. Many of those who have taken the bull by the horns and gone to till the land to be able to feed end up either being abducted or killed. It is frightening.”