Bandits Release Kano Village Head, Kidnap Varsity Professor Delivering Ransom

Dr. Huzaifa Karfi

Abdulyahyah Ilo, the village head of Karfi in Takai Local Government of Kano State has been released while Dr. Huzaifa Karfi, a varsity lecturer who was sent to deliver ransom has been abducted.

Dr. Karfi, an associate professor at Kano State University of Science and Technology (KSTU), Wudil, had gone to deliver ransom to secure the release of the village head.

LIB reported that gunmen invaded the village on three motorcycles from Bauchi State through Ringim forest in Jigawa, abducted the Sarkin Karfi and killed six persons that attempted to rescue him.

A resident of the area, Musa Sa’ad, confirmed the release of the village head by his abductors to Daily Trust.

He revealed that local hunters and vigilantes had arrested one suspected kidnapper in the bush in connection to the abduction and killing at Karfi village.

“They successfully collected the ransom and held Dr Huzaifa in connection to their man that was captured by the vigilante group. They demanded the release of their man as a condition to release him.”
Sa’ad said.

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A brother to the traditional ruler, Yusuf Ismail, also confirmed that he had been released and was receiving treatment at a hospital.

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