The gunmen that kidnapped the father of former Governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye have asked for a $10 million ransom.
Dariye Dafweng was kidnapped in his Mushere village, Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau, on Saturday.
“We have just confirmed that the kidnappers dropped a letter in which they asked for N10 million dollars,” Maj. Gen. Dave Enetie, Commander of the Special task Force (STF), charged with maintaining security in the state, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Enetie said that the kidnappers also left telephone numbers to facilitate contacts with the family of their victim.
“We are trying to get a copy of the letter and the phone numbers to help our efforts to secure the release of Dariye’s father,” he said.
According to him, STF personnel had been dispatched to nooks and crannies of the state to locate the kidnappers, in addition to the efforts of search teams combing neighbouring states.
Plateau Police Public Relations Officer, Abu Emmanuel, also said that the police had visited the site of the incident and even picked up shells of bullets shot by the gunmen.
“There is already a search and rescue team and we hope we should be able to arrive at something as soon as possible,” he said.