‘Passengers tied to Abuja pay ransom’ – The Nation Newspaper

Written by Bisi Olaniyi, Benin

The victims of a passenger bus connected to Abuja, hijacked in the state of Edo on Tuesday, on the Benin-Auchi road, are paying between 800,000 N3 and N3 million in ransoms to return to freedom, The Nation he learned.

It was gathered in Benin on Thursday that five abducted passengers had paid a ransom so they would not spend Christmas in the woods.

The Nation learned that the kidnappers initially demanded N5 million ransoms from each of the victims, but their families negotiated separately with the kidnappers to allow the victims to regain their freedom and spend Juletide at home.

Police spokesman Chidi Nwabuzor, a police supervisor (SP), was unable to get a reaction to developments last night.