A certain Mustafa Muhammed, leader of a 45-man kidnap gang have disclosed that he killed a catholic seminarian, Nnadi, for preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to him. The 26-year-old Fulani suspect disclosed that he was forced to kill the 18-year-old because of his effrontery to preach the gospel to him even when he knew he is not a Christian.
He further explained that the kidnap gang decided to attack the catholic seminary after having received information from a commercial motorcycle man, and that they were sure they will make good money by invading the school.
He explained that the other three seminarians were released on January 31 after they received a ransom from the seminary. According to him the initial asking price from the kidnap gang was 100 million but they later reduced it to 10 million.
He also added that aside the ransom, they forced the school to purchase recharge cards worth #30,000 and bring it to the spot where they agreed to exchange the ransom for the three seminarians.
He said, ‘It took us about five days to conduct proper surveillance on the school before we embarked on the operation.
“We used Nnadi’s mobile telephone number to call the school authorities to demand a N100 million ransom which was later reduced to N10 million that was paid by the school authorities for the release of the three seminarians.”