Kidnappers Demand N14 Million Ransom After Kidnaping 14 Passengers And Driver
It’s has been reported that a driver and 14 passengers travelling from Warri in Delta State to Port-Harcourt, Rivers State have been kidnapped by gunmen at Rumoji near Port-Harcourt and the kidnappers are demanding a ransom of one million Naira to secure the release of each passengers, bringing the ransom to a total of 1 million Naira.
According to the report, the kidnapped passengers were travelling on Monday in a 14-seater bus owned by one of the popular transport companies (name withheld) when they were ambushed by the gunmen and abducted with the driver, after which a security agency attached to the transport company later recovered the bus from where the incident happened.
It was gathered that the kidnappers already contacted the victims’ families asking for the ransom of 1 million Naira for each victim, but after negotiations it was reportedly reduced to N100,000 for each victim. Security agencies are reportedly carrying out investigations that will ensure the victims are released unharmed and also the owner of the transport company is reportedly doing all he can to ensure their release.
The Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP. Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim, confirming the incident said it occurred at Rumoji in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State.