Abductors of Germans give condition for their release

Kaduna state on map of Nigeria

Kidnappers of a German archaeologists, Peter Breunig and Johannes Buringer, have demanded N60 million naira ransom, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt.

The two men were abducted Wednesday morning at Jenjela village in Kagarko Local Government of Area Kaduna State.

The attackers shot dead two locals who tried to rescue the men, witnesses said.

A source in Kagarko told PREMIUM TIMES late Friday that a senior member of the team that worked with the Germans on an excavation site was contacted by the kidnappers, who demanded N60 million.

The abductors made contact on Thursday, the source said.

“The kidnappers contacted the site managers through telephone on Thursday, and asked for N60 million. They warned him not to involve the police or any security operatives,” the source said.

Police were not aware of the ransom demand, a spokesperson, Aliyu Usman, said.

On Thursday, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo summoned the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, over the abductions.

The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the police chief briefed the Acting President on efforts so far made by police to rescue the victims unhurt and apprehend the kidnappers.

PREMIUM TIMES reported how the Germans were kidnapped and how two Nigerians who tried to rescue them were killed in the process.

Usman Kagarko, a witness who joined many others in going after the assailants, said their effort ended when the kidnappers turned back and opened fire.

“We had to scamper for our safety when they opened fire, shooting sporadically at us, killing two local hunters who were in our lead as we chased them on our motorcycles and on foot,” he told PREMIUM TIMES. “If only we are armed or in company of armed security, we would have stopped them because they are on foot.”

He gave the names of the two victims as Anas Ibrahim and Adamu Abdulrahim.

He said many locals were familiar with the Germans who for many years frequently travelled from Abuja to Kaduna for their work.

“So we felt personally concerned that this very friendly foreigners are innocently abducted by criminals under our nose,” he said.


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  • AK-47 Carrier

    Editor Premium Times,

    Do NIGERIANS really think; if yes, when?

    The complete collapse of Nigeria under Buhari is a good opportunity. It could make Nigerians think for the first time
    in their lives. Writing and reading about corruption every day, without killing off the corrupt people, makes Nigerians
    look like mentally retarded people. Nigerians were under delusive mental illness to believe that a crass fellow like
    Olusegun Obasanjo has the ethics, knowledge or competence to organize a country on the merits for development. Nigerians placed irresponsible bet on Obasanjo in 1999 and chafed under a tragedy of an unfunny village comedian
    for eight years. Are Nigerians now waiting for Bola Tinubu to come and repair their damaged lives in utter darkness –
    a stuttering man without a single thinking credential in public office, not even for accountability, whilst in public office.

    Or are Nigerians waiting for neurologically impaired Muhamadu Buhari to do what he couldn’t do when he had charge
    of his motion and faculties? When will Nigerians think? When will Nigerians come round to accept an obvious truth, that only a bloody revolution can save Nigeria? Or are Nigerians awaiting a kleptocrat like Bukola Saraki to come and rob
    them the more before they’ll learn that the enemies of Nigeria are those they call leaders and that the final battle
    against corruption must eventually be physical and bloody.

    Corruption cannot be fought by government officials who themselves are the authors and finishers of treasury thefts.
    A real and final war against corruption must take place on the streets. It must be led by strong Nigerian youths, arming themselves to the teeth to kill no fewer than 500 of the more heinously corrupt treasury thieves, called big men who’re
    actually big thieves. It is the only way to go. Nigeria will become a much better place immediately the first 500 are killed.

    • Michelle Lozano

      TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU

    • zygote

      Thank you for your suggestion, I will just add that at least a hundred of the killings should be reserved for religious leaders and private jet postors

      • George

        Why don’t you with baboons and monkeys tribe start with your wicked emirs first.

  • AryLoyds

    Fulani herdsmen now into kidnapping, I think this is good news

    • Otile

      Since their brother Mohamed introduced kidnapping in the early 80’s they have been kidnapping people and making money out of it.

    • Peaceometer

      That’s a wrong assumptions, the recently busted criminals gang of kidnappers in kaduna were Igbos. Read vanguard.

  • Curseless

    Make this scourge punishable by death sentence with no option and this dastardly crime will become less attractive.

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  • Senator D

    Man of the year 2017: Emir Sanusi of Kano says we are in worst corruption Nigeria has ever known

    *** Buhari government t is more corrupt than Jonathan’s ——- Emir Sanusi

    *** Buhari is making his cabal billionaires through forex.” ——- Emir Sanusi

    1. “Haha, the truth is that we are in worst corruption Nigeria has ever known.”——-Emir Sanusi

    2. “From PDP fuel subsidies to APC Dollar subsidies.”——-Emir Sanusi

    3. “From PDP oil dealers to APC dollars dealers.”——-Emir Sanusi

    4. “From PDP poor screening exercise for Federal employment to APC employment of family members and members of the ethnic group without screening exercise.”——Emir Sanusi

    5. “From PDP national party of corruption to APC ethnic party of corruption.”—-Emir Sanusi

    6. “From PDP freedom of information to APC oath of secrecy.”——Emir Sanusi

    7. “From PDP freedom of movement and civil liberty to APC restrictions of right.”——-Emir Sanusi

    8. “From PDP robust INEC to APC nepotic INEC.”——-Emir Sanusi

    9.” From PDP National DSS to APC family/ethnic/ party Dss.”——Emir Sanusi

    10. “From PDP rule of law to APC Buhari body language.”——-Emir Sanusi

    11. “From PDP corrupt governor to internationally acclaimed super corrupt minister.”——-Emir Sanusi

    12. “From borrowing money to purchase nomination form to having a wife with 40 million naira hand bag, Halliburton nko?”——-Emir Sanusi

    13. “The COAS estate isnt not corruption under Buhari, meanwhile under GEJ a minister was sacked because a company he once had interest in bidded for the power he was privatizing.”——Emir Sanusi

    14.” Under PMB the EFCC boss with millions of dollars traced to his bribing scandals has gone free and unquestioned while under GEJ Stella of aviation ministry was sacked to allow free and fair investigation into a frivolous allegations against her which she was later proven innocent.”——Emir Sanusi

    15. “Between PMB and GEJ who is truly corrupt? Who has abused the people’s power entrusted into his hand? Who have raped us, killed us extrajudicially?”—–Emir Sanusi

    16.”Who has appointed his tribesmen into offices against the spirit of federal character? Is tribalism an act of corruption?”——-Emir Sanusi

    17 “Is nepotism an act of corruption? Is cronyism an act of corruption?”——Emir Sanusi

    18. “Is maginalisation an act of corruption? Is seizure of citizens right an act of corruption? Who is corrupt?”—–Emir Sanusi

    19. “APC has not been able to conduct election since Buhari took over, what is it? Coooo what? Is it cooo purity or ruption?”———Emir Sanusi

    20.”Hahaha. Ondo APC primary witnessed bags of money under the leadership of saint Buhari…. It is change.”——-Emir Sanusi.

    • Rommel

      Seems you are obsessed with this your oracle,what is this Emir Sanusi and where is it located, enceladus perhaps?

      • George

        You don’t know what your wicked emir is located again

        You Sanusi I Emelife you

  • Rommel

    It was under the administration of Goodluck Jonathan that somebody was kidnapped and a ransom of N1 billion was demanded,that is how badly that man degraded Nigeria,millions and billions are not longer frightening amounts to mention today,Fulani cattle herders are kidnapping people and demanding tens of millions

    • onyema22ohaka

      Leftover nazi reprobate of the worst type.

    • government

      Wetin concern GEJ for dis Mata.Hatred dey run belle.

  • George

    It served the German well they supported this calamity called Buhari

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