19-year old recounts how bandits cut off his arm after N1m ransom
A 19-year old victim of bandits attack, Zakaria Iliya, has recounted how his life took a turn for the worse with the loss of his arm.
Zakaria, who returned to his community, Ungwan Gora in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State for herbal treatment, disclosed his nightmare in an interview with newsmen on Tuesday.
He said the bandits had stormed his Community on Presidential election day and kidnapped him along with five other villagers.
He said: ” On a fateful day while we were at the kidnappers’ den, they asked us to go and fetch water, when we came back I went to defecate, and while I was there I saw one of the bandits running towards me with a long sharp Matchet and chopped off my arm on assumption I want to escape.
” Blood was gushing out without any help from anybody. The bandits continue beating me messlessly without being remorseful of my condition.
” A sum of N1 million naira was paid as ransom before I was released,” Zakaria lamented.
He said his parents had to struggle to pay the money before they secured his release.