Kidnappers of ex-US Soldier demand N20m ransom

Gunmen Kidnap 12 Persons In Kogi, demands N30M

By Rotimi Ojomoyela – Ado-Ekiti

The kidnappers of a retired United States of America Army officer, Major Jide Ijadare, have demanded a sum of N20 million as a ransom to facilitate his release.

Ijadare and one of his staff were abducted by gunmen on Tuesday at Ijan Ekiti, Gbonyin Local Government area of Ekiti State, around 2:05 pm at his palm-oil producing factory located along Ijan-Ise road.

A man identified as a contractor with the factory was shot dead by the assailants during the broad day attack, contrary to the report that the person killed during the abduction was a youth corps member.

A member of Ijadare’s family confirmed to journalists via telephone, on Wednesday, that the abductors had contacted one of them and demanded such humungous amount as ransom.

“Yes, they…

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