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Kidnappers Of Benue Family Demand N20m As Family Begs Government, Police, Others

The kidnappers of two of the occupants of the Sienna car that was intercepted by gunmen along 9th Mile expressway, Enugu State have demanded N20,000 from the family of the victims.

The two victims, 22-year-old Kate Oibe and Samuel Oibe,13, were traveling in the Toyota Sienna car belonging to Nezam Transport Company, alongside 6 other persons from Lagos to Otukpo in Benue State when the incident happened.

Acording to reported that the car was intercepted along 9th Mile expressway, near Enugu on Saturday and all passengers were whisked away.

Loveth Oibe, elder sister of Kate and Samuel had told reporters that the gunmen intercepted the car and took her siblings away.

She also said that a passenger and the driver of the vehicle escaped.

Loveth disclosed further that her father was able to reach the driver of the vehicle who is currently at the 9th Mile police station, and that the driver told him they were intercepted by some gunmen who whisked the passengers away, including her two siblings.

”The driver claimed he escaped alongside the front seat-passenger,” Loveth said.

Reports gathered yesterday that the kidnappers have already established contact with Loveth’s father, Mr. Oibe and had demanded an undisclosed amount to release his children.

On Monday morning that the criminals have now made a demand of N20 million to the Benue family for their children to be released.

The family have, however, called on the Federal Government; the Benue State Government; Enugu State Government; the Nigerian Police Force as well as other security agencies to help ensure the release of their children.

They lamented that they have no means of raising any of such amount for the release of the children.

Kate and Samuel have now spent two nights with their captors.