The abductors of Yagba West local government chairman in Kogi state, Pius Kolawole, has allegedly demanded for N100 million for his release.
The kidnappers were said to have Sunday night called one of the family members of the chairman to demand for the ransom.
The source said the abductors promised to called back by 10:00am Monday morning to continue with the negotiation.
The source further stated that the kidnappers had also contacted the Kogi state chairman, Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), Mr. Taofik Isah, who doubled as the chairman of Ijumu local government area.
It was gathered that the family, the council area and ALGON had now agreed that only the ALGON chairman should continue the negotiation with the kidnappers.
Recall that Kolawole was kidnapped on Saturday evening on his way from Ilorin, Kwara state capital to his home town of Egbe, the border town between Kogi and Kwara state.
The attack claimed the life of the state commissioner for Pension Board, Mr. Solomon Adebayo, who was in the same vehicle with the chairman.
However, the kidnappers did not touch the four- year- old son of late Solomon who was in the vehicle at the time of attack.
While the police orderly to the chairman took to his heel, the driver of the vehicle was badly wounded and shot at by the abductors. He regained consciousness the second day at the Egbe Hospital.