October 1, 2023

Alhaji Rabi’u Amarawa, a Sokoto businessman who was kidnapped by suspected bandits on Monday, has been reportedly killed by his abductors after collecting N5 million as ransom.

Daily Trust had reported how 12 people, including relatives of the businessman, were killed while attempting to rescue him from his abductors.

It was narrated by a family source that, the businessman was killed after the payment of the N5 million ransom.

According to him, “We were reliably told about his death and people have gone into the forest to recover his body,” he said

When contacted, the Spokesman of the Sokoto State Police Command, ASP Sanusi Abubakar, said he was not aware of the development.

“But I will make my contacts and get back to you,” he said.

Daily Trust reports that the suspected bandits launched an attack at the area around 2 am on Monday and picked Rabi’u Amarawa at his residence.

According to other sources, some members of his family alerted the vigilantes and other residents of the community who mobilized and went after the gunmen.

The suspected bandits fired shots at them, resulting in the death of 12 persons, including a younger brother of the deceased.

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