Man sells roof of his house in an attempt to raise N100,000 for his son’s ransom.
Saidu Faskari, a Katsina farmer, has removed his house’s roofing sheet to sell in order to raise money for his eldest son’s release.
The Faskari local government is one of the state’s most vulnerable districts to bandit assaults. As part of attempts to reduce insecurity, Governor Aminu Masari shut down mobile telecommunications networks in 13 areas.
Ibrahim Bawa, a local journalist with the Katsina Daily Post News online news website, posted a video clip and photos of the man when his roofing sheet was being removed.
Mr Bawa, a Faskari resident, told Premium Times that the elderly guy had been unable to gather the ransom money.
Mr Faskari was kidnapped in December and held captive for 13 days by the bandits. The bandits freed the old man and captured his son when he went to pay the N50,000 ransom.
They are now demanding a ransom of N100,000 from the elderly man.
Mr Faskari was heard saying in the video that he was doing it for his son.