Edo train attack: Anxiety as kidnappers demand N20m per victim


Kidnappers of 32 train passengers in Igueben Area of Edo State, have contacted the families of the abductees, demanding a Ransom of N20 million each.

The Executive Director Esan Youth for Good Governance and Social Justice, Comrade Benson Odia, who disclosed this on Monday said the Kidnappers had made contact with some families of the kidnap victims, demanding N20 million for each victim.

Odia, who described the demand as absurd, called on the authorities to intensify efforts in rescuing the 31 abducted persons that are still being held by their abductees.

“I can tell you that the kidnappers have demanded N20 million, totalling N620 million. This is absurd and I don’t know where poor people will be able to raise that amount of money”, Odia lamented.