Gunmen suspected to be terrorists on Sunday night abducted the Zamfara State correspondent of Violence Voice of Nigeria, VON, Hamisu Damgipga.
The criminals are now demanding a ransom of one million niara for his release.
A brother to the victim, known as Damgipga junior, confirmed the incident, saying the journalist was kidnapped at his residence in the Samaru area of Gusau.
DAILY POST reports that members of his family and neighbours stormed the Secretariat of the Correspondents chapel, to report the disappearance of their relation.
“They also shared with journalists text messages from the bandits, demanding the sum of one million Naira to be paid on or before Friday this week”.
When contacted, the spokesman of the State Police Command, ASP Yazeed Abdulahi confirmed the incident, saying that they were not bandits but criminals looking for livelihood.
He said the anti-violence unit of the command had been deployed to the area for his release, pointing out that he is very much in Gusau and not in any forest.
“This is to show that the operation was not done by bandits otherwise they would have taken him into the forest”