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Adamawa: Gunmen Abducts Another Village Head

Adamawa: Gunmen Abducts Another Village Head

By Adamu Muhammad Dodo 

Abductions for ransom are seen by the criminals, to becoming less tasking, less risky and so lucrative a business, hence becoming so frequent than stealing babies, perhaps, for rituals in Adamawa state.

Maiha local government area was under reported of being under siege occasioned by incessant abductions for ransom, barely after the area was set out of the maze of Boko Haram insurgency.

The war with the insurgents was said to have been fought and won with the liberation of the BH hitherto occupied towns and villages.
However, victory of the battle against insecurity was million miles away.

“Gunmen visits houses or waylay villages coming from market in villages of Maiha LGA for abduction and eventually demand for ransom ranging from N1m to even N5m based on negotiations with the family. Failure on the side of the family of the abducted to raise money for ransom, would lead to eliminating the abducted without any air about sympathy,” a community leader, on condition of anonymity, revealed to the Periscope Global Investigate.

Of recent, there were about five reported cases of kidnappings for ransom in Yola, which included a village head, two university dons and a business man. The ransom for release was said to have ranged from the minimum of N1m.

Alhaji Hayatu Buru the acting village head of Kwabuwol, Jalingo-Maiha district of Maiha LGA, Adamawa state, Nigeria, was alleged to be abducted Monday, while on his way
from the mosque after Isha’i, the last obligatory night prayer of the day.

The acting village head has not been seen since. There was no communication either, between the alleged kidnappers and the family of the abductors on matters relating to ransom for freedom.

Hayatu was in acting capacity as the district head because the Mubi Emirate Council was yet to make way for the new appointment of district head Florence the village for more than two years with the death of the village head of Kwabuwol. A development that was seen to be unfortunate, capable of demeaning the monarchy by opening room for friction occasioned by clash of interest.

Kwabuwol is one of the nine villages having traditional leadership under Jalingo-Maiha district.

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