Crime and Security

Armed men kidnap Abuja female teacher, demand N10m ransom

Armed men kidnap Abuja female teacher, demand N10m ransom



Armed kidnappers have abducted a special education teacher with Government Secondary School, Kuje, Abuja, Mrs Daramola Onyeka Martina.

Martina was kidnapped inside her residence at Shadadi community, along Lanto road in Kuje Local Council on Tuesday, June 8.

A family member, who did not want his name printed, revealed that the heavily armed men broke into her apartment around 12:34am.

The eyewitness said, “They gained access into her residence through the back door. They used a sledge hammer and axe to destroy the door, while others stood outside and surrounded the house. She was whisked away at gunpoint.”

He disclosed that the family has been able to establish contact with her abductors who are demanding N10 million ransom.

“Actually, a contact was established with her abductors late evening of Tuesday, they were demanding N10 million ransom, even though, negotiation is still ongoing,” he said.

Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Kuje Branch, Comrade Ngbede Ochoche Anyebe, confirming the incident, said;

“Her wicked abductors have demanded for a N10 million. While looking forward to our smooth synergy with a view to safely releasing her, kindly accept the assurances of my highest regards.”

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