The abductors of the paramount ruler of Jaba Chiefdom, Kpop Ham, Jonathan Gyet Maude, in Jaba local government area of Kaduna state, have demanded N100 million as ransom for his release.
A close family source on the condition of anonymity said the kidnappers made the demand on Tuesday through a telephone call with a family member of the embattled first class traditional ruler.
The monarch is beleived to be the oldest traditional ruler across Northern Nigeria.
He was abducted on Monday at about 2 p.m by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers while working on his farm located at Gitata community on Kaduna state border with Nasarawa state.
However, it was gathered that the 83-year-old royal father, went to the farm along with his driver and security guard. But the source said the kidnappers let off the driver and the guard and kidnapped the monarch