Kidnappers have killed a former chairman of Katsina Ala and Ukum local government areas of Benue State, Elder Washima Erukaa.
Recall that Erukaa, 80, was abducted from his home in Zakibiam, Ukum LGA, on September 23, 2023.
Confirming the news, a family source said the kidnappers had communicated Erukaa’s passing to his family, and said they have since buried him.
“One of the abductors informed a member of the family that Erukaa died while in captivity and had been buried.”
It was gathered that the abductors had initially demanded a sum of N12 million ransom for his release.
“They subsequently reduced their demand to N5 million, but tragically, his life was taken before the ransom could be paid,” the source added.
Efforts to speak with the police spokesperson, SP Kate Aneene, to confirm the development proved abortive as he has not responded to calls.
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