This comes after a “proof of life video” was released on April 26 to relief organisation Gift of the Givers.
“We request continued prayers from everyone, so that our brother may be released safe and soon,” said Shiraaz’s sister, Sumaya Mohamed.
Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, founder of Gift of the Givers, said Shiraaz’s kidnappers called after releasing the video to start negotiations on the way forward.
“The demand for Shiraaz’s release is $1.5million. We made it clear that this was not possible,” said Sooliman.