Kidnappers place N50m ransom on Niger Sharia judge


Gunmen who kidnapped a Sharia Court Judge, Abubakar Jibrin in Jermiya village in Rafi local government of Niger state, are demanding N50m ransom.

The kidnappers, according to report, seized the judge while returning from his court in Allawa at about 6pm on Thursday.

Blueprint learnt that the kidnappers, comprised of 14 men and four women, invaded the village located about 10km from Padogeri town.

It was gathered that the kidnap of the Sharia Judge incident occurred barely three days when seven people were kidnapped and three others killed along the same road.

The district head of the Alawa, Ibrahim Saleh, who confirmed the kidnap incident to journalists, said that the kidnappers demanded N50 million ransom for the release of the Judge.

The village head said that the entire community had been engulfed in fears following the activities of the armed men in the area, even as efforts to contact the police on the case was not successful.

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