Kidnapped businessman killed by abductors despite N6m ransom [PHOTO]

A 39-year-old businessman from Kano State, Yahaya Hassan Musa, has been killed following his abduction last week.

POLITICS NIGERIA learned that Musa’s body was found in a forest hours after his abductors received a N6m ransom.

He had been kidnapped last Thursday around Mopa area of Kogi State while returning from Cotonou, Benin Republic.

The kidnappers reportedly demanded a ransom of N10 million, but later reduced it to N6 million, which Musa’s family paid.

His decomposing corpse has been found in the bush and buried there.

Late Musa

Nigeria’s booming kidnap-for-ransom enterprise threatens the country’s security, citizens say.

At least $18.34m was paid to kidnappers as ransom – mostly by families and the government – between June 2011 and March 2020, according to a report by SB Morgen (SBM) Intelligence, a Lagos-based political risk analysis firm.

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