August 12, 2013

Abductors of Edo teachers reduce ransom to N2.5m each

Police, Taraba, Provost, college, Benue


BENIN — Kidnappers of three primary school teachers in Edo State have further slashed the ransom placed on them to a total of N7.5 million, Vanguard gathered, Monday, in Benin

It would be recalled that the teachers, Patience Osadolor, Momodu Aisha and Patience Oroghene, were abducted at gunpoint, in Orhogbua Primary School, Ekenwan village, during school hours about two weeks ago.


The kidnappers had initially placed a ransom sum of N60 million on the three women but later reduced it to N5 million each last week.

Sources at  the Edo State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, said the kidnappers communicated their resolve to drop the ransom from N5 million each to N2.5 million to the husband of one of the kidnapped women.

The Edo NUT leader said there was concern over the safety of the women as one of their husbands informed that his wife was weeping profusely when she was made to speak with him on phone, begging him to raise the money so that she would not lose her life.