Abductors Of 78-Year-Old Woman Demand M50m Ransome
Abductors of Madam Mabel Dagomie Abiante, who was kidnapped on Saturday November 28 at Ngo Town, in Andoni local government, Rivers State have demanded N50 million ransom or they will terminate her life.
The concern of the family now is her health that has worsened as her abductors have insisted that until their demand of N50 million was paid, she would not be released.
In a statement made available to Naij.com by the family, it was gathered that Madam Abiante was yet to recover from a surgical operation when the kidnappers struck.
The kidnappers, who shot their way to their victim’s house, made their first contact with the family on Friday December 4, 2015, demanding N50million.
In a statement issued in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, on Tuesday, the Abiante family raised the alarm that the kidnappers may have been commissioned to kill their mother.
The family also wondered why the kidnappers insisted that the amount they demanded was paid in full, threatening that they were not ready to set her free if anything short of that happened.
“We are appealing to the kidnappers of mama to please let her go. We learnt she is too ill in their hands to even talk. When mama’s abductors gave us the chance to speak with her today, Tuesday, mama could be hardly heard,” the family said.
The statement continued: “Mama complained of suffering pains in her heart area. Mama told us that she fell and hit her chest on the boat when the kidnappers were dragging her into their get-away boat on the day she was kidnapped. We are appealing to the kidnappers to release our mother to enable us offer her immediate medical treatment.
“We are also appealing to men of goodwill to join us to save our mother who has contributed immensely to the development of humanity.”
It was gathered further that the kidnappers have raised the ransom to the huge amount because the target is the victim’s son at the National Assembly Abuja, Awaji-Inombek Dagomie Abiante representing Andoni-Opobo-Nkoro federal constituency federal constituency in Rivers state.