From: Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
The Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the release of 10 of the 13 abducted workers of the Zaria Local Government Council in Kaduna State.
The PPRO, ASP Mohammed Jalige, stated this in a statement issued yesterday.
Jalige said police operatives have intensified efforts to get the remaining 3 LG workers,released.
A relation of one of the freed LG worker,alleged that N40 million was paid as ransom before the bandits released the 10 LG workers.
He said the kidnappers promised to release the remaining 3 if 3 motorcycles are made available to them.
“They are yet to meet their families because they are in hospital receiving treatment, “ he said.
Journalists were told that the Local Government council is preparing to provide the 3 motorcycles so that the remaining 3 LG staff would be released.
It would be recalled that the LG workers who went in a bus to commiserate with a colleague, were misled to the kidnappers den by a bandit collaborator in a Kaduna forest.