Kidnappers kill #SecuretheNorth campaigner in Kaduna after collecting N1.5m ransom - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE

Kidnappers kill #SecuretheNorth campaigner in Kaduna after collecting N1.5m ransom

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By Our Correspondent



Kidnappers have killed an activist, Sani Khalil Rigasa after collecting N1.5 million ransom from his family. 


Sani Khalil Rigasa was a popular #SecuretheNorth campaigner and a member of North Media Writers.  


Sani was kidnapped during the attack along Rigasa Train Station in Igabi local government area of Kaduna state on November 21, during which activist, Rabiu Awwal was killed.

Another young man identified as Umar Elkhadab was injured in the attack while the kidnappers abducted Sani.

The men were said to be returning from Rigachukwu where they met with the Speaker of Kaduna State House of Assembly to discuss the insecurity in Kaduna.

Just like Rabiu, Sani was also an activist who had called on President Buhari to secure the north.

The State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the latest development in a statement on Saturday. 

"Khalil was kidnapped in November 2020 on the Rigasa - Link Road in Igabi Local Government Area. The government has sent condolences to the family.” he said. 

Meanwhile, friends and colleagues have taken to Facebook to mourn him. One Danmalikin Rigachikun described the deceased as a "popular figure in the campaign for securing the north"

"Kidnapped few weeks ago, after payment of ransom he is reportedly killed by his abductors, Sani Khalil Rigasa, rest in peace"