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Kidnappers of 25 Taraba Youths Demand N52m Ransom

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The abductors of the 26 youths from Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State have asked for the sum of N52million for their release.

The youths were abducted while on their way home from a wedding ceremony.

The kidnappers who have established contact with the affected families are reportedly demanding N2m ransom per head.

The Nation reported that there is reliable information the kidnappers have moved the victims into a forest situated between Takum local government in Taraba and Katsina-Ala in Benue State.

It was also reported that youths in Takum who accused Tiv indigenes of being behind the abduction, on Thursday evening attacked Tiv residents in Takum and abducted 31 persons, including women and children in revenge.

Taraba police spokesperson, DSP David Misal who confirmed the kidnappers have established communication with relations of the victims, appealed to Takum youths to exercise patience, promising the police was making concerted efforts to secure the release of the kidnapped victims.

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