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Gunmen Abduct Naval Officer In Ondo, Demand N50m ransom

Valentine Chinyem

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A Lieutenant Commander of the Nigerian Navy, Ajare Uchegbumah Amadi, has been kidnapped on Owo-Ikare road, Ondo state.

The incident occured on Saturday, few days after a soldier was also abducted on the same area of the state.

A source, who confirmed his abduction to Sahara Reporters on Wednesday, said the naval officer was traveling from Abuja when he was abducted by the gunmen.

The abductors are said to have made contact with his family and are now asking for the sum of N50m as ransom, before he would be released, the source noted.

The incident was also confirmes by the spokesperson for the Ondo State Police Command, Tee-Leo Ikoro.

He said detectives are already combing the area where the incident occured, and he is sure he will be rescued.

He said, “We are very optimistic that we would rescue him alive because our men have been joined by the military and other security agents to ensure his safe release.”