Kidnappers demand N20m for teacher's release

The gunmen behind the abduction of Mr. Festus Oke, have demanded a N20m ransom for his release.

Gunmen (Illustration)

Punch reports that the family of the victim was contacted on Wednesday, March 23, 2017, two days after his abduction Ise-Ikere road, Ado Ekiti.

Confirming that the family of the victim has been contacted, the Secretary of Nigeria Union of Teachers in Ekiti State, Mr. Olugbenga Ajibade, said, “We in the NUT are also in contact with the family. We have also learnt that the kidnappers demanded a ransom of N20m and we have been confused since the development.

“We are at our wit’s end because we don’t even know how to come about that huge amount of money. We don’t even know how a teacher is expected to raise N20m.”

Ajibade went on to appeal to the kidnappers to have mercy and release the teacher who is described as doing his best to impart knowledge on the society.

He also pleaded with the state government as well as security agencies; the Directorate of State Services, the Police, and the Nigeria Security Civil Defence Corps to aide the grieving family.

As earlier reported, Oke was returning to his station with his mother and wife, when they were attacked by gunmen.

According to the reports, the kidnappers collected the phones of the wife and mother of the victim, before leading Oke into the bush and leaving them abandoned in his Toyota Camry car in which they were traveling.

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