The abductors of a famous Kano Qur’anic reciter, Sheikh Ahmad Sulaiman, and 5 otherJamatu Izalatul Bidaa Wa Ikamatus Sunna (JIBWIS) members have reportedly contacted his family members through his number, Daily Trust reports.
While confirming the development on Sunday, March 17, Katsina Post gathered that Malam Muhammad Nasir Dan-Kurna, an errand boy of the cleric, said the abductors called the family several times.
According to Daily Trust newspaper, Dan-Kurna said: “Sheikh’s kidnappers called us through his mobile phone. In fact, they allowed him to speak with members of his family from morning to evening of Friday, March 15, but they seized his phone in the night.
“They called about five times before we connected them with a Gwandu-based renowned Islamic scholar. “What happened is that after we spoke with them and I informed his colleagues, Sheikh Nasiru Gwandu directed me to give the abductors his number whenever they want to commence negotiations and that was what I did.”
Asked whether the abductors have demanded any ransom, Dan-Kurna said he could not say because after the kidnappers collected Gwandu’s phone number, they only called once to inform him that they had contacted Sheikh Gwandu.
Recall that the Jamatu Izalatul Bidaa Wa Ikamatus Sunna (JIBWIS) in Katsina has called for prayers for the release of their abducted members along Sheme-Kankara local government area of Katsina state.