Zamfara Lecturer Killed by Bandits After N2m Ransom Payment

Zamfara Lecturer Killed by Bandits After N2m Ransom Payment
Written by Benjamin Adewumi

Nasiru Mohammed Anka, a lecturer at the Zamfara State College of Education, was tragically killed by suspected bandits, even after a ransom of N2 million was paid for his release.

Anka was abducted from his residence in Maru town, Maru Local Government Area of the state, three weeks ago. The incident occurred when bandits stormed the town, kidnapping numerous residents, including Anka.

The confirmation of Anka’s death came from Usman Ibrahim, a local resident. According to Ibrahim, a woman who had been kidnapped at a different location managed to escape the bandits’ camp after several weeks in captivity. She revealed the circumstances surrounding Anka’s death.

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The woman reported that Anka was tortured and subsequently killed in her presence when his family could not meet the ransom amount demanded by the abductors. Despite the payment of N2 million, the bandits claimed the amount was insufficient.

She managed to escape from the bandits’ camp when they were inebriated and asleep. She also revealed that two days after Anka’s death, the bandits attempted to remove some of his sensitive body parts but ceased their efforts when they discovered his remains had already decomposed.

“The bandits kept telling him that his people have money, if they love him they should bring the money or they kill him, and that was how they killed him after collecting the N2 million that they claimed was not enough or up to their target,” the woman recounted.

Attempts to reach the spokesman of the Zamfara State Police Command, ASP Yazid Abdulahi, for comments were unsuccessful.

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