The foster father of Goodluck Jonathan was abducted by unknown gunmen
– This is the second time the septuagenarian has been kidnapped
Chief Inengite Nitabai, the foster father of former president, Goodluck Jonathan has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen, Vanguard reports.
The 72 year old man who is reportedly the uncle of the former president was abducted today, Wednesday, February 17 by armed men at his residence.
His abduction has thrown Otuoke in Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa state into confusion.
The septuagenarian was first kidnapped during the administration of Jonathan two years ago and the kidnappers requested for N500 million ransom. They were offered N30 million which they reported rejected. It was however not known if the ransom was paid as Nitabai was rescued by an anti-kidnapping squad of the police force. Six suspects were arrested in connection to the kidnapping the,
It is however not known if the abductors have contacted the family yet.
The spate of kidnapping for ransom is fast becoming a major crime in Nigeria with the abduction of Chief Olu Falae by Fulani herdsmen making national headline. He was later released after ransom was paid.