Abductors of the four construction workers with Triacta Nigerian Limited have demanded a ransom of N700 million after the company said it could not afford the N1billion earlier demanded.
Some armed bandits it was learnt stormed the construction site at Erena in Niger state, kidnapped an Assistant Chief Technical Officer and three other staff.
It was gathered that the abductors had earlier demanded N1billion from the company to secure the release of their workers.
According to a source, one of the victims had escaped from the bandits on their way to Kaduna while the negotiation is still ongoing between the bandits and the company.
The man who had been reunited with his family, said he managed to escape in the process of crossing a shallow river when their motorcycles fell and it rolled down the valley with the bandits who were conveying him.