KIDNAPPERS have demanded N25m ransom to release abducted senior officer of the Nigeria Customs Service in Taraba State.
Abductors of Abbas Bello who was kidnapped three days ago at his residence in the Sabongari area of Jalingo metropolis, called the family and demanded payment of ransom.
A source close to the family hinted that negotiation had been on and the family members were hopeful of the release of the Customs officer.
Meanwhile, villagers at Tisol in the Gassol Local Government Area of the state have chased away a group of gunmen suspected to be kidnappers who stormed the village at midnight in an attempt to kidnap some businessmen.
The suspected kidnappers, who reportedly opened fire in all directions when they stormed the village, however, were chased away by youths who came out in their number and confronted the gunmen.
The gunmen, who were said to be more than 14, abandoned their mission and ran away.
Sabongida, Tella, Dananacha and MutumBiyu all in Gassol Local Government Area came under attack of gunmen suspected to be kidnappers in recent times and many people were abducted.
The communities, it was gathered, are now resisting the attack of gunmen by confronting them.
The police spokesperson in the state, DSP Usman Abdullahi, could not be reached for comment.