A 70-year-old man identified as Aminu Ibrahim, his son-in-law and one other person all from Igarra in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State have been reportedly kidnapped near Lampese, a border area between Edo and Kogi states.
He was said to have been sent by his family to settle a marriage dispute between their daughter and her husband in Yamoya near Kabba, Kogi state and was returning with the son-in-law when they were kidnapped by gunmen on Saturday.
Though the kidnappers were said to have been initially demanding for N30m, a family source disclosed that they (kidnappers) have reduced their demand to N1m (one million) per person.
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She said: “The last time we spoke to him was when he said they were told by the popular Total in Okene that they would soon continue their journey to Igarra which is about 40 minutes. Shortly after that, his phone was no longer going, initially my husband said maybe they were in an area where there was no network until we were told that their vehicle was attacked by kidnappers and three of them were taken away.
“He is an old man and the kidnappers have been threatening us that we are delaying them. We have only been able to raise N200,000”