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Boko Haram Offers N2m Discount to Free Captives in Adamawa

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Foremost terror group, Boko Haram have offered a discount of ₦2 million from a ransom it earlier demanded to free hostages in Adamawa.

A total of 52 persons including women and children, were abducted last month in Kwapre village, in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa state.

The terrorists who had demanded a N30 million ransom, called the community early this week, giving them a discount of N2 million.

The group however vowed it would not release the captives until their new demand is met.

The leaders in the community have pleaded to the government to come to their rescue as the lives of their wives and children are at stake. It’s however unclear how authorities are responding to their plea.

Joel Kulaha, village head of Kwapre, earlier told journalists that the terrorists “called to give us a discount of N2 million out of the N30 million demanded earlier.

“Accordingly, they have demanded that we pay them N28 million ransom before our people would be released.

“We don’t have N28 million ransom to pay, that’s why we’re appealing to the government to come to our aid.

“We are really pleading because it’s been one month now since 52 persons including women and children were forcibly taken from this community,” he said.

The terror group recently organized a preaching session to mark the Ramadan season. Boko Haram also shared bags of rice and other food items to mark Ramadan in some parts of the North.

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