Abia Oil Worker Abductors Demand N2 Million RansomLatest News, News, News From The State Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
From Ignatius Okpara, Umuahia – Abductors of Mr. Anthony Abomah, a staff of an Abia State-based oil servicing company, Saipem Nig. Ltd., have demanded N2 million ransom for his release.
This was made known to AFRICAN EXAMINER Correspondent, by a source in the company who craved anonymity.
It would be recalled the victim, was kidnapped in the early hours of Tuesday by heavily armed hoodlums on the way to his office located at the oil-rich Owaza Community in Ukwa West Local council Area of the state.
Abomah, is the Head of Document Control Centre of the company.
Spokesman of the firm, Mr. Fubara Sam Banigo, who confirmed the incident, said the yet-to-be identified gunmen, had made contacts with the victim’s family, demanding immediate payment of the ransom.
The PRO expressed shock at the incident, which, he said, was the first to be experienced by the company since it started operations in the area.
According to him, the development was very strange as the area had enjoyed peace for years, after the crushing of kidnappers that held the state hostage between 2009 and 2010.
Meanwhile, fear has pervaded the company, following the sad development, as workers, especially the expatriates are now living in perpetual fear.
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