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A Community Health Worker who resides in Damari Village throughout the Birni Gwari native authorities area of Kaduna State, Victor Oladiran Ogunsola, has recounted his experience whereas being held captive by bandits. In his narrative, he remarked that the bandits educated him that he might be held for prolonged on account of he’s a Christian. He was moreover suggested that his abduction might be launched in church which could fast church members to contribute money with the intention to secure his launch.
Victor Oladiran Ogunsola (Credit: Punch Online Newspapers)
While speaking to Punch correspondents in an interview with the nationwide each day, Mr. Ogunsola, an indigene of Kwara State remarked that he was kidnapped on Sunday, sixth March, 2022 whereas on a journey to Zaria. Though he had lived domestically for a interval of twenty-two years, his fast relations all reside in Zaria. He nonetheless travels to Zaria for Sunday corporations and spend time alongside along with his people sooner than returning to Damari. After quite a few negotiations, he was launched on March 28, 2022, comparable date some bandits attacked the Abuja-Kaduna passenger observe which rocked the entire nation in its wake.
On his method to Zaria that fateful day, some armed males intercepted his car on the freeway. They picked him up and handed him over to a distinct set of gunmen who lastly took him to their den. At the den, he met totally different victims who had been kidnapped quite a bit earlier. With eyes blindfolded and legs sure to a tree, he was requested to reveal who might be answerable for negotiating his launch. He was allowed to speak alongside along with his partner and so commenced the tactic of discussing good day launch.
The negotiation course of was not completely clear. According to him, he was requested to pay a sum of N100million. After he had pled for a reduction, they lastly agreed to assemble N10million and two new bikes. The money was raised from the sale of his property and totally different sources by his relations. The money, paid in two tranches, was delivered to the abductors by his brother.
On how he was being dealt with whereas on the den, Mr. Ogunsola remarked that the abductors prepared meals for them 3 instances each day. He ate rice and beans all by way of his hold alongside along with his abductors. He moreover indicated that the bandits under no circumstances cared if he was Yoruba neither did they reckon with totally different tribes in captivity. All they’ve been after was the fast value of stipulated ransoms allotted to completely totally different victims. In addition, the bandits as quickly as wanted to manage herbs on him when he was purging.
However, the kidnap sufferer was made to grasp that being a Christian, he might be held for an prolonged time interval than widespread. When he probed to know the rationale for this dedication, the bandits suggested him that being a Christian, his abduction might be launched in church which could set off totally different church members to contribute money for his ransom.
Screenshots Containing Excerpts Of The Interview (Credit: Punch Online)
He moreover revealed totally different discussions that transpired between him and his captors. Having made friends with two of the bandits, he requested to know the rationale why they interact in kidnapping. One suggested him that they’ve been merely retaliating the theft of their cows. Another one said after his college was burnt down and he was unable to seek out his relations, he decided to enter banditry with the intention to raise enough money to buy cows and ammunition.
Mr. Ogunsola spoke on the need for presidency to work together in vital dialogues with cattle breeders associations who would, in flip, negotiate with the bandits groups scattered all through. From his experience on the bush, it can pose a bigger problem to work together in bodily battle with the bandits as they understand the bushes better than the navy. He moreover hinted that since troopers observe and obey instructions, will probably be robust for a army of troopers to answer to any distress identify besides they’re ordered to take motion.
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