Kidnap Victim, Kidnappers, Ransom

Kidnap Victim, Kidnappers

Gunmen said they’d keep kidnapping for ransom until Nnamdi Kanu stopped Biafran agitation –18-year-old Enugu abductee - Punch Newspapers

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7/24/2021 4:50:00 AM

Gunmen said they’d keep kidnapping for ransom until Nnamdi Kanu stopped Biafran agitation –18-year-old Enugu abductee - Punch Newspapers

The most widely read newspaper in Nigeria

24 July 2021Eighteen-year-old native of Eha-Amufu community in Enugu State, Francis Odo, tells RAPHAEL EDE about his encounter with kidnappers in the communityCan you share the story of how you were kidnapped with us?It happened around 7pm on Wednesday, June 9. I was on a motorcycle with two other guys coming home to Agu-Amaede from the camp in Eha-Amufu. We were stopped by four men, flashing their torches in our faces. As we made to run back, three other men with guns surfaced behind us, pointing the guns at us. They rounded us up and led us into a nearby bush, where five other men were keeping watch over two victims, earlier kidnapped.

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On getting there, they ordered us to lie down and then began to beat us. They searched through our pockets and took all our money and phones. About 15 minutes later, they brought a lady and an old man to join us.What happened next?Shortly after, we started hearing heavy gunshots near the roads. About five minutes after the gun battle, the others (kidnappers) rushed to the place we were kept and informed their colleagues that they were attacked by forest guards. So, they decided to take us away from that location. They kept making phone calls as they were marching us away. I heard them saying that they killed three forest guards in the encounter. They asked us for the location of the police station and the forest guards’ office in the area. We told them that there was no police station in the vicinity; that the nearest police station was in Ikem town.

As they marched us through the bush path, they kept beating us heavily. We walked for about seven hours before they decided to rest around 1am at the railway. It was at that point that they gave us our phones to start making calls. They said they would collect N10m ransom on the old man.

The lady with us also called her relations but I don’t know how much they asked them to bring. It was there that they shared all the money they collected from us and some of them moved towards other directions, leaving us with about six others to continue our journey.

How will you describe the kidnappers?As we were moving, they kept telling us that they were Boko Haram members and that they were the ones who attacked a village called Egedegede in Ebonyi State where they killed many people. They said they would keep kidnapping our people and collecting money until our people stop talking about Biafra, and that anyone whose people failed to pay would be killed.

They also said we should call Nnamdi Kanu so that we would regain our freedom. They said Nnamdi Kanu had been deceiving us to agitate for Biafra and asking that Fulani people should go from the East. They said once they see Nnamdi Kanu, Igbo problems would be over.

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Evidence to prove that Govt is sponsoring the kidnapers who are Fulanis terrorist under the umbrella of Miyath Alah cattle’s herdsman. South East Governors should open their eyes and support that ESN by MNK.FreeMaziNnamdiKanu Okoto mixed with raw egg. Chidieb14651955 SaharaReporters channelstv TVCconnect vanguardngrnews AIT_Online Who is these Terrorists working for? Who gives them AK47? Who is paying? Who is protecting them? Who is releasing them? Who is speaking for them? Who is negotiating with them? BBC CNN OANN

I dey shame for your wisdom! Don't believe any biafraudsters. Many of them are liars Nigeria 🇳🇬 Army Is The Enemy Here . Hahahahahaha u will wait forever Appears our security agencies now have a kidnapping unit.....? 🤔 🤔 🤔 See this people 🙏you zoo will loss this plan Ain't they fools. Biafra is in Our DNA. It survived Ojukwu. Tell them I said so. Kwomi da lokovin sa.

CatrionaLaing1 UKinNigeria UKParliament GOVUK Why turn blind eye on the abduction/killings by Fulani terrorist controlled NigeriaGov that you support. You look the other way while imported Fulani are killing Biafrans in the damnable Zoological Republic that you created.

IPOB replies Reuben Abati on drug dealer allegedly sponsoring Nnamdi Kanu, BiafraThe Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Thursday declared that its activities are not sponsored by any individual or drug dealers. IPOB made the The man called abati1990 has beginning to show his true colour as normal Afonja man.

Just do it in the north, not east. Thank you Call for self determination is not a crime... 😋 Idiot u don collect money Mumu So government and federal government are the one sponsoring unknown gun men Fake news So arewa boys no want seccession As long as the kidnapping is in the north no problem. Let them kwantinu

Liar! Did kidnapping/adultnappibg start with Kanu's arrest? This is to mislead Nigerians and shift attention away from the real criminals. Why is these govt not swift about state policing? Sounds like government owned kidnappers ...

Address fundamental issues, Nnamdi Kanu, Igboho not Nigeria's problems - PDP chieftain tells FGEmeka Kalu, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the Southeast, has told the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration that the Dude is seriously defending his Staff as a PDP chieftain..

noo_nwa They have conquered benue state, they now use benue state as a command post to launch attacks on neighbouring communities in SE. Animal talk don start again Illiterates It's becoming clearer who the unknown gunmen are. I said this and some people put a laugh emoji on me We have grown to undersand undertone, ok. Well, scripted. What concerns boko haram and Biafra agitation? It can only mean one thing, Boko-fed government collabo. Ifife. Hahahaha

You can get a caregiver position to Canada with a low IELTS exam score. DM for details Hmmmmm Please read oo, open the link. The kidnappers said they are boko haram and would continue to kidnap and cause mayhem until Kanu stopped agitating for biafra and asking fulanis to leave the east. Dem no get talk.

Nnamdi Kanu, bandits: El-Rufai has failed, should be forced to resign - HURIWA bossComrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, National Coordinator, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has said that Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna Mazi nnamdi kanu is our leader of biafra. Nigeria government organized referendum for the biafra and oduduwa that the only solution in this country. After this evil happening in Nigeria today biafra must be restored

Propaganda is the watch word of this failed regime. Then Nigeria will finish If you read the article you will know that refused to caption it well. But in all the fear of MNK is the beginning of wisdom. 😂😂😂😂... Empty talk Kikiki, they should continue becos NK will never stop agitation. It's heart breaking how this govt careless about the south easterners and can't provide security for the people he solemnly swoll to protect and serve. The worse thing that happened to Nigeria in 21st century is this govt. 😕

Propaganda of the highest order. The same nonsense and propaganda from federal government of the zoo . Zoo You see blackmail! They want to pin their crime on someone seeking self determination. What's the correlation between a kidnapper and freedom fighter?

Like Nnamdi Kanu, DSS collates audio, video evidence to nail Sunday IgbohoSimilar to the case of Nnamdi Kanu, the Department of State Services (DSS) has garnered audio and video recordings to be used against Sunday Igboho in the But refuses to collect Terrorist Buhari and Fulani audio to nail them. Terrorist country,sponsors United nation and UK. Let them stop media trial and go to their court to prove their case. You can't break law to arrest a law breaker. Simple. Offiicials of this same government, in acknowledging their failure to protect the lives and property of the Nigerian civilian population, have called on Nigerians to defend themselves. So there is that.

Their fear is being asked to leave. Very outrageous.

I will stand surety for Nnamdi Kanu again - AbaribeSenate Minority Leader, Enyinaya Abaribe, has insisted he would stand surety again for the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), The only man in Igbo Land. I HAIL THEE. I love this man walahi Why wouldn't you! The the entire military formation and the FG stand by the bandits, and Boko Haram I really hail you sir

Buhari told to release Nnamdi Kanu, Sunday Igboho to Southern GovernorsOlusegun Bamgbose, the National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, has told President Muhammadu Buhari to release self Who are the janjaweed smokers?