Gunmen Abduct 70-Year-Old Veteran Journalist, Other Passengers In Kogi

LGAOS DECEMBER 25TH (NEWSRANGERS)-A retired journalist from  Anambra  State, Mr. Mike Oguguo Ndu, alongside other passengers have been kidnapped by suspected bandits at Okene, Kogi state.

Mr Ndu,  boarded Wazobia commercial bus at Onitsha, to visit his sick wife at Abuja, but his journey was cut short, when he was kidnapped by some bandits who diverted their bus into a bush.

The bus took off from Onitsha to Abuja around 7:20 am last Monday, 21th December, 2020. His family told journalists that throughout his journey,  they were in contact with him, until around 3pm, when his phone was no longer reachable.

“Nobody heard from him again till, Tuesday, 22nd December, 2020, when a strange number called his elder brother, Sir Joseph. C Ndu, demanding for a ransom of N50 million or his brother, Mike would go down”, his family source said.

His children resident in Abuja had visited the Company, Wazobia park in Gwagwarada Abuja, where the Manager, one Mr Ifeanyi Smart said the company would assist with every useful information.

The 70 years old Mike Ndu From Ogbunike in Oyi Local government area, is facing health challenges including diabetes and hypertension, which may be aggravated by his present ugly condition. He is equally on daily medication.

“We call on Nigeria security agencies to deploy their intelligence network, to assist the family in rescuing our father and uncle”, his family said.

Until his retirement, Ndu worked with monitor Newspaper and enterprise magazine in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State. He also worked with Madonna Fm Okija and  Nation Newspaper, Onitsha.

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