About seven kidnapped victims, who were abducted from Ruwan Doruwa district, in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State about three months ago, have died in the kidnappers’ den.
It was learnt that they died of hunger and starvation in their abductors’ den.
It was gathered that the victims died due to serious hunger as the bandits could no longer feed the abductees due to limited resources in their camps.
Fourteen women who were abducted alongside the victims had since been released after payment of N4 million ransom, but the seven kidnapped victims were not released as they could not pay any ransom.
“The freed women are currently on admission at Yarima Bakura Specialists Hospital in Gusau, the State capital receiving medical attention,” the source said.
It was earlier reported that hree months ago, bandits stormed Ruwan Doruwa community and kidnapped scores of people, including the fourteen women who were later released.
However, the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Mohammed Shehu could not be reached for comment on the incident.