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Barely 24 hours after the abduction of the paramount ruler of Jaba chiefdom, Kpop Ham Gyet Maude, in Jaba Local Government Area of Kaduna State, his abductors have contacted the family demanding ₦100 million as ransom.
A close family source who spoke to Africa Today News, New York revealed that the kidnappers made the demand yesterday through a telephone call with a family member of the embattled first class traditional ruler.
The oldest traditional ruler in Northern Nigeria was abducted, on Monday, at about 2 pm, by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers, while working on his farm located at Gitata community in Nasarawa State.
The community is said to be located at the boundary between Kaduna and Nasarawa States.
However, it was gathered that the royal father, who is over 80-year-old, went to the farm along with his driver and his security guard. But a source said the kidnappers let go of the driver and the guard.
AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK