‘Why I was kind to journalist we kidnapped’

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Recently, the print and electronic media were awash with news of the arrest of four kidnap suspects, by operatives attached to  Operation Puff Adder, in connection with the abduction of a journalist, three months ago, in Lugbe area of Abuja.

Kidnap suspects

The journalist had barely parked his vehicle in front of Lugbe Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness, when some strangers, later discovered to be kidnappers,  accosted him. Pointing guns at him, they bundled him into their operational vehicle and zoomed off to their hideout, somewhere in Karimo area of the Federal Capital Territory.

Surprisingly, the kidnappers’ den was discovered to be a residential building shared by other tenants. On why the tenants did not take note of the activities of the tenants and make raise the alarm to relevant authorities has remained a poser to be addressed.

The journalist was kept in one of the apartments, from where his family was contacted for payment of N50 million ransom for his release. Crime…



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