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Senior police officer puts house up for sale to pay ransom for his abducted kids

A police superintendent has reportedly put his house up for sale to raise money for the payment of ransom demanded by kidnappers that abducted his children in the Federal Capital Territory.

It may be recalled that two months ago, gunmen invaded Kuduru New Extension, a border town between Abuja and Niger State, and kidnapped seven residents

According to Foundation for Investigative Journalism, one of the abductees was killed on Sunday, February 25 and the abductors began calling their family members to inform them.

A source disclosed that the kidnappers said they wouldn’t release the dead body and would continue killing them until they provided the balance.

He claims the abductors are now requesting N290 million. While the relatives are anticipating the release of their loved ones, they have begun selling their properties to secure the ransom.

“They called to tell their relatives they were giving us an ultimatum of one week to get the money or they would start killing. They have always been threatening to kill, and we have always been pleading with them.

“The police superintendent whose children were kidnapped told them he had put his house up for sale. The money is just too much and we are pleading with them to reduce it,” the source said.