The chairman, Sadauna local government area of Taraba State, Hon Oliver Wubon on Thursday raised an alarm that Kidnappers in the area are currently demanding advance payment from people or risk being kidnapped.
The council boss who disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital disclosed that Kidnappers operating in the area are threatening people to make advance payment either into certain accounts or cash.
He noted that the situation was hampering farming activities within the area and called on the government to act fast to avoid impending hunger within the local government.
“The banditry activities in Sadauna local government is now something else. The Kidnappers are now asking for advance payment from people or risk being kidnapped.
“They are calling people to make payment either into certain accounts or cash. Our people are living in fear, we no longer go to farm, the possibility of impending hunger is now clear in the area if not immediately intervened,” the chairman disclosed.
The chairman narrated that the state government in the spirit of ensuring bumper harvest in this year’s farming season, through the bureau for local government and chieftaincy affairs had sent a circular across the local government councils to ensure peace between headers and farmers.
He told journalists that the circular has since been acted on and the people at the local government were expecting bumper harvest in the year’s cropping season before the present threat of advance payment from kidnappers.