• Thu. Sep 29th, 2022

Father Narrates How Kidnappers Who Demanded N50m Ransom Killed His Son After Collecting N500,000

ByBishop L.

Aug 9, 2022
A Nigerian Father Son Killed

A Nigerian father, Malam Tukur, has told how kidnappers killed his 32-year-old son, Abdulmalik Tukur, after collecting a ransom of 500,000 naira.

The young man was kidnapped from his family house in the Vinkilang community in Yola, Adamawa state capital, along with six others on Monday, August 1.

The other five were released after their families paid a ransom of 400,000 naira each for them. However, Malam Tukur said the kidnappers were demanding 50 million naira to secure his son’s release.

Father narrates

After three days of negotiations, they finally settled on 500,000 naira and his family sent a representative to take the said amount to a location in the bush.

When the money was delivered around 7 pm on Thursday, the kidnappers made the victim and the representative counted the money to make sure it was complete.

“After they helped them count the notes, they released Tukur to return home. As he started walking to freedom, they shot him without any explanation,” his father told Daily Trust.

Father narrates

The bereaved father said his son’s murder has shocked him and the rest of his family but that they left the matter to God.

Abdulmalik, a graduate of Btech Biotechnology in Futy (now Modibbo Adama University), was mourned by friends and family on social media.

A former classmate, Chinenye Sylvester, described him as a fun-loving, intelligent, and cheerful young man.

Another friend wrote,

“One of the best students in my class. Full of big dreams and is a friend to everyone that crosses his path. This is heartbreaking.”

“Malik is a young man full of dreams, his family struggled to give him good education by attending the best schools in town despite their economic background. Unfortunately, they didn’t reap what they sow. But then as people of faith that’s the will of God.”

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