KIDNAPPERS DEMAND FCFA 50 MILLION RANSOM FOR KIDNAPPED CHIEF
The abductors of Mohamadou Maroufou, Chief of Yokotodou village, Nganha Sub-division, Vina Division, Adamoua Region of Cameroon are demanding FCFA 50 million ransom in exchange for his release.
Chief Mohamadou was abducted on Monday, December 24 less than 24 hours to the celebration of the Christian feast of Christmas.
According to the news website Adamoua24, kidnappers of the Chief are in contact with his family members. The same site confirms that the abductors are demanding FCFA 50 million from their hideout.
The same site quotes a family source as stating that “when they called, they asked us to listen very carefully to what they are going to say”.
The news website quotes the source as stating that the abductors of Chief Mohamadou said “if you want to see your village Chief prepare FCFA 50 million. They were waiting for the money no later than 4:00PM on Saturday otherwise we will be responsible for what will happen to our husband”.
cameroon daily news gathered that on Christmas Eve, kidnappers abducted the traditional ruler from his village and headed for the unknown. Such kidnappings for ransom are not new in the Adamoua Region.
Weeks after President Biya was sworn in for his current mandate, the elite of the Adamoua published an extensive open letter to him wherein they confirmed the payment of billions in ransoms.
The elites in that letter decried the high level of insecurity threatening almost all aspects of human existence calling for urgent Government action.