Two lecturers who were abducted on separate occasions by the same gang of kidnappers in Kaduna have managed to escape from captivity, Spokesman of Kaduna State Police Command, DSP Yakubu Sabo revealed in Kaduna on Sunday.
According to available information on the abduction of the two lecturers who were brothers, Adamu Chonoko who works with Ahmadu Bello University, was earlier abducted and a ransom of N10 was placed on him.
But, the amount was negotiated to about N2 million which Adamu’s brother, Umar Chonoko, who also lectures with Kaduna Polytechnic took to the kidnappers in anticipation to see his brother returning home.
On reaching the agreed spot where the money was to be dropped somewhere in Mahuta, Igabi local government area of the State, Umar was also seized and additional N5M million ransom was demanded.
Since then, nothing tangible has been heard about the development until the police issued a statement on Sunday announcing the escape of the duo from their abductors.
The Police Spokesman for the Command said in that statement that, “today 17/11/2019, at about 11:51am, the Command received information from the family of the two kidnapped lecturers, Adamu Chonoko from Ahmadu Bello University and Umar Chonoko from