A villager, Abdullahi Haruna, who was sent to deliver ransom in Kidandan village, in the Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State has been killed by bandits.
The victim, who was a member of the First Aid of Fitiyanul Islam, had volunteered to deliver the ransom to secure the release of a villager held by the bandits.
The incident occurred on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, around 2:00 p.m. at a location known as Sabo Layi Kidandan
A vigilante member, who requested anonymity, confirmed the incident to Daily Trust on Thursday, October 12.
Similarly, a youth leader in the community who simply identified as Jamil said the bandits demanded a ransom for one of their captives and Abdullahi Haruna volunteered to take the money to them.
The source said the bandits tried to force the deceased off his motorcycle after collecting the ransom but he resisted telling them he was only there to deliver the ransom.
“They shot him for resisting to follow them into the bush. This happened in the daytime with people watching at Sabon Layi,” the source said.
According to Daily Trust, Sabon Layi village is the centre of ransom collection for most of the abductions around the axis.