Nigeria

Kidnappers demand N100 million ransom for Bishop Kukah’s brother

Abductors of Yohanna Sidi Kukah, a traditional ruler in Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna state, have demanded a ransom of N100 million for his release.

The Agwam Akulu of Ikulu chiefdom and younger brother to Matthew Kukah, bishop of Sokoto diocese of the Catholic Church, was abducted at gunpoint alongside one of his guards at his private residence in Anchuna, a village in southern Kaduna, on Tuesday.

A family source said the abductors made the demand when they reached the monarch’s wife through his phone.

“Since their abduction, there was no word from the kidnappers, until last night when they telephone the wife,” he said.

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“The monarch was given the phone to speak with his wife and other family members. The kidnappers said N100 million should be paid before they release them.”

Kukah’s kidnap happened less than 48 hours after a monarch and his pregnant wife were shot dead in southern Kaduna.

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