Thursday, September 24, 2009

72-year old man abducted and held ransom for $131,200

Chief Sunday Kanu was abducted at gunpoint from his home at about 7:30 on Sunday. According to the Vanguard, the gunmen have contacted relatives of their 72-year old captive and demanded a ransom of 20 million naira ($131,200) paid for the old man's release. Chief Kanu happens to be the uncle of the Chairman of Ukwa East Local Government Area, Mr. Glory Kanu.

Mr. Glory Kanu has called on security agents in the state to ensure the release of his uncle. He condemned the rise in kidnappings in the state and called on the youth to engage in useful activities rather than crime.

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