Kidnappers of ex-US Soldier demands N20m ransom
The abductors of a retired United States of America Military officer, Main Jide Ijadare, who was kidnapped in Ekiti State on Tuesday have demanded the sum of N20 million as ransom to facilitate his launch.
Ijadare and certainly one of his employees have been kidnapped by gunmen at Ilupeju-Ijan Ekiti, Gbonyin Native Authorities Space of Ekiti State, on Tuesday.
The previous navy personnel and different victims have been kidnapped round 2:05pm at his palm -oil-producing manufacturing facility positioned alongside Ijan-Ise highway.
A person recognized as a contractor with the manufacturing facility was shot lifeless by the assailants throughout the broad day assault.
A member of Ijadare’s household confirmed to DAILY POST by way of phone, on Wednesday, that the abductors had contacted certainly one of them and demanded ransom.
“Sure, they contacted one of many members of the family this morning(Wednesday) and made that demand.
“Although, the matter had been reported to the police since life was concerned and they’re additionally doing their very own bit to make sure that the abductors are launched in time”.
Nevertheless, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, Mr.Sunday Abutu, stated the command was not conscious of any ransom being demanded by the abductors.
“We’re not conscious of any ransom being demanded by the abductors. However our males are within the bush combing in every single place to make sure his launch.
“The Police Commissioner, Mr Babatunde Mobayo had deployed totally different items of police operatives within the manufacturing facility and the encircling forests.
“We’re assuring the people who the abductees might be launched protected and sound and in good well being and we attraction to the general public to offer us helpful data that may assist our males and different native hunters we’re working with”.
The retired navy man’s abduction got here barely 48 hours after a Director with the Native Authorities Service Fee, Mr David Jejelowo was shot lifeless by assailants.
Jejelowo was killed at his residence at Igirigiri, Odo Ado space of Ado Ekiti metropolis.