By Ehi Ekhator
The kidnappers of President Goodluck Jonathan’s adopted father and cousin, Inengite Nitabai, have demanded a ransom of N500million to set him free.
As usual, the kidnappers have threatened to kill Nitabai if the ransom is not produced on time, says a security officer who spoke to our correspondent.
A close source who crave anonimity said that the family had formed a committee to look into the outrageous demand and find a way to secure his release.
As usual, the kidnappers warned against involving security operatives or they might never see Nitabai again.
He said “The kidnappers contacted the family four days after and demanded a whooping sum of N500m. It is believed that the family of the victim has begun negotiations with the hoodlums,”
The family have been exploiting different possibilities that might have led to the kidnapping of their brother.
The atmosphere became gloomier following refusal of the assailants to establish contact with the family of their victim three days after the abduction.
The kidnappers’ incommunicado, it was observed, created panic and heightened apprehension among members of the family.