A man identified as Moses Tanko, popularly known as Arada System, has been killed by bandits weeks after he was kidnapped in Adunu community, Paikoro Local Government Area of Niger State.
Tanko was abducted alongside over 50 residents of the community on March 14, 2023.
A friend of the deceased, Thomas Yakubu, who confirmed the incident in a Facebook post on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, said Tanko was shot dead by his abductor after he complained that he couldn't trek due to injury.
Mr. Yakubu also disclosed that the kidnappers have demanded a ransom of N200 million in order to release the abducted residents.
“Adunu is an Adara town in Paikoro local government of Niger state. A town full of love, peace and unity, has now been invaded by herdsmen who kill and kidnap the citizens in numbers,” he wrote.
"The Federal government and the government of Niger state should as a matter of urgency come to their aides to save them from this bandits who have been terrorizing this community day in day out.
"Early this month about 56 members of this community were kidnapped by bandits that invaded the community numbering about 200 in numbers. Just this morning I got a shocking news that my friend who was also kidnapped by name Arada system was kill, because the bandits wanted to change their location and he complained that he has serious wound that won't let him to Trek for a long distance, these heartless bandits shot him dead and send some women to inform the community.
“The kidnappers were asking for 200 millions for the people of about fifty something and where on earth will this money come from, this farmers don't longer go to there farms. Pls I am calling on foreign NGOs to come to the aid of this community to save them from hunger and provide other social amenities that they also need. Adunu, a town bleeding.”