From Noah Ebije, Kaduna

Gunmen who attacked Maranatha Baptist Church and St Moses Catholic Church in Robuh, Ungwan Aku, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Sunday have made a ransom demand of N100 million to free about 36 worshippers in their custody.

Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs Samuel Aruwan had on Sunday confirmed three persons were killed in the attack launched by the bandits who reportedly stormed the communities on about 30 motorcycles.

The traditional leader of Angwan Fada at Rubu community who was one of the kidnapped victims in the Sunday attack, Elisha Mari, disclosed to journalists on Monday that, he was released by the abductors and asked to go and look for N100m to secure the release of others.

He spoke to journalists when heads of security agencies and a Kaduna government delegation visited the area to assess the situation on Monday.

He said the bandits stormed their villages on over 30 Motorcycles and shot sporadically to create tension before whisking them away.

He further explained that it took them about two hours before they arrived at the bandits’ camp where the hostages were kept.

According to him, he was freed because he is the traditional leader but was asked to raise at least 100 million Naira ransom before those in captivity would be freed.

Another eyewitness, Bashir Usman, told journalists that the three persons who were killed made attempts to repel the terrorists.