Kidnappers Demand N200m Ransom For 6 Foreigners

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Gunmen, who abducted six foreigners off the Bayelsa coastline, on Wednesday demanded for a ransom of N200 million for their freedom.

A Russian, three Ukrainians and two Indian sailors were abducted on Sunday when their vessel was attacked off the coastline.

The Police Public Relations Officer of Bayelsa Command, Mr Fidelis Odunna, confirmed the development in a telephone interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yenagoa.

Odunna said that the Police Anti Kidnapping Squad was already trailing the suspects to secure the victims' freedom.

“We have already dispatched our men to track down the kidnappers.

“Contact has been established with them and they are asking for N200 million,” he said.

NAN recalls that Gov. Seriake Dickson recently signed into Law a bill prescribing death penalty for Kidnapping in Bayelsa

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