Two biological brothers serving as lecturers in different institutions in Kaduna State have been kidnapped by suspected gunmen.
The kidnapped brothers are Dr Adamu Chinoko, who lectures in Ahmàdu Bello University Zaria and Dr Umar Chinoko, who serves as a lecturer in Kaduna Polytechnic.
According to the report, the brothers reside at Mahuta, Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna state.
A report revealed that Dr Adamu was kidnapped on Thursday night, while Dr Umar who went to pay N2million ransom to the kidnappers was also held captive.
The representative of the Emir of Zuru in Kaduna, Engr. Zubairu Kabiru Danjuma, while confirming the report prayed to God to help rescue the victims.
According to him, “We are saddened by their abduction because they are both Kebbi indigenes and we pray to God to intervene because their abductors demanded two million Naira ransom and a motorcyclist and the brother, Dr Umar, took it to them and was also held. So, both are now with their abductors.”
The spokesman of Kebbi indigenes Association in Kaduna, Garba Muhammad, while speaking on the incident said the kidnappers called and were demanding for additional five million Naira as ransom.
Muhammad described the two brothers as good ambassadors of Kebbi in Kaduna, he pleaded with the security and government to end kidnapping in the state and country as large.
He noted that delegation visited the representative of the Emir of Zuru’s palace in the state to sympathise with him over the abduction of the two Kebbi indigenes.