September 17, 2015

UNN Chief Imam released after paying N2m ransom

ENUGU – Abductors of Sheik Adam Idoko, the Chief Imam of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, Central Mosque have released him at the wee hours of this morning.

Idoko, who is also the Deputy Secretary-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, was kidnapped last Friday.

The UNN Chief Imam was said to be have paid N2 Million as ransom yesterday haven struck an agreement not involve security operatives in his rescue.

The abductors were reported to have informed Idoko’s relatives that he will be dropped off at Okpo but was released at Amala,Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State.

It would be recalled that gunmen abducted him in his village, Ogrute,Enugu-Ezike, in Igbo-Eze North Council Area of Enugu State, where he had gone for a meeting.

The kidnappers had demanded a ransom of N20M before they would free the UNN Chief Imam.

Spokesman of the Enugu State Police Command, DSP, Ebere Amaraizu,who had confirmed the incident to Vanguard assured that the operatives were on the trail of the abductors to rescue the UNN Chief Imam unhurt.