It has been reported that bandits operating in the Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State are demanding cooked food as a ransom for kidnapped victims.

A youth leader in one of the villages of Birnin Gwari, Babangida ‎ Yaro said since the ban on weekly markets and telecoms shut down, bandits operating along Damari, Kutemashi and Kuyello villages only ask for cooked food each time they abduct people.