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Abductors Of Ondo State Burial Guests Demand N90 Million Ransom

Abductors Of Ondo State Burial Guests Demand N90 Million Ransom

Abductors Of Ondo State Burial Guests Demand N90 Million Ransom

Abductors Of Ondo State Burial Guests Demand N90 Million Ransom

The Ondo State Government revealed that the victims’ kidnappers are demanding an N90m ransom to ensure their release.

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The state’s commissioner for information and orientation, Mrs. Bamide Ademola-Olateju, revealed this on Monday, September 5, when she briefed reporters. She said the kidnappers want between N3m and N10m for each of the nine victims to be released.

Ademola-Olateju noted that the kidnappers utilize the money from the ransom to equip and arm themselves to inflict more harm, hence the state government will not participate in the ransom discussion.

Abductors Of Ondo State Burial Guests Demand N90 Million Ransom

She said the victims were returning from a burial ceremony in Ewatto, Edo State when they were attacked in Ifon, a border town with Edo State.

She said 11 people were abducted but two of the victims escaped from the abductors, saying nine people are still in the captive of the kidnappers since Saturday evening.

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“The victims went for burial at Ewatto town. They were returning in a 32-seater Coastal bus hired from Rufus Guwa Polytechnic when they were attacked by suspected kidnappers,” she said.

“The kidnappers shot into the air and took 18 of the passengers. Those remaining called the Amotekun Corps who got to the scene within 15 minutes. Among those in the bush, seven were found and two others escaped.

Abductors Of Ondo State Burial Guests Demand N90 Million Ransom

“Amotekun is working with the police, the DSS, and the Nigerian Army to secure the release of the remaining mine victims. They are demanding a ransom of between N3m and N10m.

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“We commend the gallant of Amotekun Corps in getting to the scene. Ondo State will not be a safe haven for criminals. They find these spoils spot convenient because it borders Edo State. They will strike and run back into Edo State.”


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