Gunmen have abducted two lecturers in Mahuta community of Igabi local government area of Kaduna state.
The victims, identified as Adamu Chinoko and Umar Chinoko, are said to be biological brothers, working at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, and Kaduna Polytechnic, respectively.
According to reports, Adamu was abducted on Thursday night and the kidnappers later contacted the family to demand a ransom of N2 million and a new motorcycle.
Umar, who was said to have gone to deliver the ransom on Sunday, was also abducted.
The two lecturers are from Kebbi state.
Yakubu Sabo, spokesman of the Kaduna state police command, could not be reached for comments as of the time this report was filed as his mobile phone was unreachable.
However, Garba Mohammad spokesman of Kebbi State Indigenes Association in Kaduna state, confirmed that the two brothers were abducted.
“Dr. Umar Chinoko went to pay a ransom of N2 million and a new motorbike the kidnappers demanded for and he was held,” he said.
“After they collected the ransom, they also held him hostage and demanded for yet another ransom of N5 million. As I speak to you both of them are still in captivity is still with the abductors,” he said.