The family reportedly paid N100m to secure the release of the abducted Bank of Agriculture MD
A whooping sum of N100million was paid to secure the release of the abducted managing director of the Bank of Agriculture, Alwan Hassan.
Daily Nigerian reports that Mr. Hassan was released on Wednesday, April 6, after spending about 10 days in captivity, following his abduction alongside hundreds of passengers of Abuja-Kaduna train on March 28, 2022.
Although the terrorists had claimed that no ransom was paid in a short video taken with the mobile phone of the managing director, family sources told the publication that N100million was paid before they released him.
The sources added that after the family emissaries journeyed for hours in the bush, the gunmen appeared fully armed in their hundreds and collected the money.
Journalist Bulama Bukarti also confirmed that N100 million was paid to secure the release of the MD.