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Jonathan rules out ransom payment to secure release of uncle

22 March 2016, 19:40

Abuja - Former president, Goodluck Jonathan, has ruled out paying a ransom for the release of his uncle, Chief Nitabai Nengite, Vanguard reported.

Chief Nengite, 72, was abducted from his home on February 17 alongside his cousin, Samuel Okies.

Jonathan has insisted that he will not be making a payment and succumb to the demands of his uncles' kidnappers.

Also read: Gunmen kidnap APC governorship aspirant in Ondo

Bayelsa State Commissioner of Police, Peter Ogunyawo, disclosed this during a parade in Yenagoa and has hailed Jonathan for not handing over the ransom.

Ogunyawo has discouraged people from paying ransoms as the business of kidnapping would stop if people did not follow kidnapper demands.

Further he expressed that police in the state will continue to fight the crime.

For more on this story visit Vanguard


- News24


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