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kidnappers demand N40m for two abducted NCRIB Staff

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Chuks Udo Okonta

The Executive Secretary of Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB), Tope Adaramola, has said the kidnappers who abducted two staff of the Council are asking for N20 million each to secure their release.

The staff members were taken hostage in the early hours of Sunday alongside another victim, in Isara axis of Lagos-Ibadan expressway end of Ogun State.

The suspected kidnappers, dressed in military camouflage and numbering four, allegedly seized the victims said to be on their way back to Lagos from Ibadan, when the car in which they were travelling broke down at about 6.45a.m.

The Executive Secretary, said the gunmen emerged from the bush and marched them into the bush and the kidnappers had contacted the management demanding N20 million each for the victims to regain freedom.

Mr Adaramola said the kidnappers used the mobile phone of one of the victims to demand the ransom, adding that the management had equally reported the incident at the Divisional Police Headquarters in Isara.

He said a similar report was made by the management of the company to Ogun State Police Headquarters.

Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesperson of the Ogun State Police Command has also confirmed the incident.

He said the Special Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the State was already tracking the kidnappers and making efforts to rescue the victims unhurt.

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