Mr Bawa, a Faskari resident, told PREMIUM TIMES that the elderly man was unable to collect the ransom money.

Mr Faskari was kidnapped in December and held captive for 13 days by the bandits. The bandits released the old man and apprehended 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.

“They (bandits) kidnapped my son the day before yesterday,” says the father (Thursday). He was on his way to pay the ransom for my release. I stayed in their den for 13 days. One of my sons was asked to take the ransom when my children gathered the N50,000, but the bandits released me and apprehended him. I don’t have anything to eat, let alone the funds to pay the ransom.”

Gambo Isa, the state’s police spokesperson, could not be reached for comment by phone.

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