A Nigerian man has received hundreds of thousands of naira in donations after trying to sell his own roofing sheets to raise ransom money demanded by the kidnappers of his 17-year-old son.
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Saidu Faskari, 65, had himself been kidnapped in December in north-west Katsina state and was only released after his son took 50,000 naira ($121, £89) to the kidnappers last Thursday. The kidnappers then seized him and released his father.
Mr Faskari was asked to raise 100,000 naira ($242, £178) for the release of his son.
A video of him taking down his roofing sheets from his house went viral on social media after it was posted on Facebook by a neighbour.
It is not clear how much had been raised by Tuesday but Mr Faskari said people should stop sending money because “the target has been achieved”.
Kidnapping for ransom is rife across Nigeria with kidnappers demanding anything from $50 (£37) to $1m (£734,000).