Bandits reportedly killed Abdullahi Haruna, a ransom bearer who volunteered to deliver an undisclosed sum of money to secure the release of a kidnapped village head in Kaduna State.
Abdullahi Haruna, a member of the First Aid Group of Fitiyanul Islam, was said to have gone to deliver the ransom to the bandits when he was killed at about 2:00 pm at the Sabon Layi Kidandan, Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Wednesday.
A vigilante member, who craved anonymity, confirmed the sad news of the incident to newsmen on Thursday.
This development left residents of Kidandan village in a panic mode.
Also, a youth leader in the community who identified himself as Jamil said the bandits demanded a ransom for one of their captives. Abdullahi Haruna volunteered to take the money to them, and the bandits killed him.
He added that the bandits tried to force his motorcycle from him after collecting the ransom, but he resisted, telling them he was only there to deliver it.
“They shot him for resisting to follow them into the bush. This happened in the daytime with people watching at Sabon Layi,” the source said.
It was gathered that Sabon Layi village is the centre of ransom collection for most of the abductions around the area.
There was no confirmation from either the state or the state police command as of the time of filing this report. Still, the state Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mansur Hassan, told our correspondent that he was driving and would get back to him, which he never did.