The kidnappers of five secondary school teachers in Agba-Ndele community, Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State have demanded 25 million naira as ransom for the release of the teachers.
Monday, gunmen stormed Rundele High School, Agba-Ndele and whisked away about five persons, composed of an NYSC members serving in the school, a civilian security attached to the school, and three other teachers from the school.
So far, the visit of the gunmen to the school has ruptured the peace enjoyed by the people of the area leaving the people in total fear and tension.
Five days after the abduction the teachers are yet to regain freedom, although, contact has been established with the abductors.
The Community Development Committee, CDC, chairman of Agba-Ndele, Mr. Ikechi Chimezie who spoke exclusive to Saturday Vanguard, disclosed that contact has been established with the gunmen and that they (the kidnappers) are demanding 25m to free the five persons in their custody.
Chimezie said that the community does not have such money to pay for the release rather called on the kidnappers to please free the teachers unconditionally.