Suspected terrorists have abducted four persons, a man, woman and two children, in Kolo village, in the Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
They have, therefore, demanded N10m ransom of the newly designed notes.
An indigene in the area, identified as Mohammed Ibrahim, told newsmen that the bandits have now accepted later N5 millon as ransom as the villagers have been making efforts to raise the money for the release of the victims.
He noted newsmen, “As we were trying to gather the money demanded by the terrorists, they sent another message this morning that they would not collect old naira notes.
“They said they would keep the abducted persons in their camps until the release of the new naira notes in December,”
Meanwhile the government is reported to be on the trail of bandits in the Zamfara, Katsina and Kaduna states with a level of successes recorded.