Nigerian gunmen search talks after abducting dozens, households say

Nigerian gunmen search talks after abducting dozens, households say

LAGOS: Gunmen who kidnapped 105 individuals in northwest Nigeria final week will not be after ransom funds however

negotiations

with the

Zamfara state authorities

, 5

households

of the victims who had been contacted by the armed males mentioned on Monday.
Armed gangs proceed to terrorise northern Nigeria, abducting

villagers

, college students and motorists for ransom.
The gunmen attacked the villages of Gora, Madomawa and Jambuzu in Zamfara’s Birnin-Magaji native authorities space on Friday evening, seizing

dozens

of residents.

Bello Mohammed, whose spouse, three kids and younger brother had been amongst these taken from Gora, mentioned he obtained a name on Saturday evening from individuals who mentioned that they had carried out the assault.

“They do not want any ransom from us, however mentioned if we want our family members again, they requested me and different individuals to ship a message to the state’s governor. The federal government ought to attain out to them for negotiations,” he instructed Reuters by telephone.
The abductors didn’t state the character of the negotiations they needed, however a number of households instructed Reuters that they had obtained calls.
Wadatau Adamu’s 4 daughters had been kidnapped, he mentioned, including that

assaults

by gunmen occurred ceaselessly in rural and distant villages like Gora, with little or no safety forces current.
“Now we have handed their message to our leaders. We’re wanting ahead to any determination that can be taken,” he mentioned.
Three different residents mentioned additionally they obtained such calls.
“I am nothing on earth with out my household,” mentioned a sobbing Sanusi Musa, whose spouse and two kids had been lacking.
Zamfara’s data commissioner Mannir Kaura couldn’t be reached for remark.
However in an announcement dated Might 11, Kaura criticised unnamed people that he mentioned had been pushing for negotiations with the kidnapping gangs.
He mentioned

Zamfara

state authorities “has rejected the so-called peace accord initiative with bandits by these teams of people.”

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