Kidnapped Customs officer regains freedom after ransom payment in Zamfara

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A Customs officer, Mr. Mahasam Awal kidnapped last Friday in Tsafe town of Zamfara State by some gunmen suspected to be bandits have regained his freedom

Awal was said to have been released on Wednesday night.

Family sources said Awal regained his freedom after the payment of an undisclosed amount of money as ransom to the kidnappers by his family.

Newspot gathered that he was taken to a hospital in Gusau, the state capital for medical examination and attention.

This medium also learnt that when the Customs officer was kidnapped,
The kidnappers had demanded a ransom payment of N5 million naira when Awal was taken away but the amount was later increased to N10 million naira.

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It is not certain, how much the family eventually paid but family sources said the victim was released after money had exchanged hands.

Kidnapped Customs officer regains freedom after ransom payment in Zamfara

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