Bandits Inform Adamawa Community Of Impending Attack, Demand N30million
Bandits have threatened the Fa’a Gaya community in Adamawa State’s Hong Local Government Area, seeking N30 million in ransom in exchange for not invading and terrorizing the community.
The bandits were on the verge of attacking the village, according to a save-our-soul request to the government and civil society.
According to a reliable source, residents who had been living in fear and apprehension due to bandit terror had gradually begun to abandon the village as attempts to enlist the help of security services proved futile.
The source explained that the bandits first called from an unregistered phone number and then from a registered number.
The source said,“The number of soldiers stationed at the SGF home can provide adequate security for the whole of Fa’a Gaya if the military are really interested in protecting people.
“Kidnappers have threatened to wipe out one village called Fa’a Gaya in Hong LGA of Adamawa State. The kidnappers called the villagers with this mobile phone number 09046824117 and asked them to pay N30,000,000 within 3 days or they will come to the village, kill all of them and burn down the whole village.
”When we checked the mobile phone number, the one that was used to call the elders of Fa’a Gaya the above mobile number is not registered.
“Another number called them this evening, it is registered with the name Kalu Telor at Wuse this is the phone number 09021780601 and negotiating with the elders of Fa’a Gaya a Killba community in Hong LGA of Adamawa State and the elders even offered the kidnappers N1 million but the kidnappers came down from N30 million to N5 million naira and they said they will still continue with the negotiation tomorrow.
”The community reported to Nigeria Police but no action has been taken yet, therefore we are calling for Killba prominent political leaders to take action before it will be too late and innocent lives lost in that community.
“The police arrested the first person the kidnappers contacted and instead of tracing the phone number to the people issuing threats, they have detained the young man.
“Now, the bandits are contacting another elder in the community, and they also want to detain him — for what? We have provided phone numbers to the police, they should do the needful. They are now harassing innocent residents who are also potential victims.
”The kidnappers are threatening the villagers right now that the villagers are playing with the kidnapper’s intelligence therefore they can come into the village called Fa’a Gaya to attack.”