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Shops to close for two days in protest against kidnapping of traders

16 May 2016, 19:36

Cross River - IGBO traders and busi­nessmen planned to close shops for two days in protest against the spate of kidnapping in Cross River State.

The traders and busi­nessmen under the ae­gis of Igbo Unity Forum (IUF) said they are wor­ried at the incessant kid­napping and extortion of ransom running into millions of naira, reported the Sun News Online.

35 Igbo, mostly traders have been kidnapped and hundreds of millions paid as ransom.

Coordinator of Igbo Unity Fo­rum, Mazi Okechukwu Ebubedike said 35 prominent sons and their wives have been abducted so far in the River State.

Edubedike said, most victims pay between N5 million and N30 million as ransom. He also appealed to state government to provide the necessary security and surveillance within the Cross River State to protect members of the Igbo Business community.

According to This Day, The date for the planned protest is yet to be announced.

- News24 Nigeria


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