SaharaReporters has learned that a group of heavily armed kidnappers yesterday abducted Margaret Emefiele, the wife of Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele. 

A source close to Mr. Emefiele told our correspondent that Mrs. Emefiele was kidnapped along the Benin-Agbor Road. Our source disclosed that the kidnappers have made contact with their victim’s husband, adding that they were demanding a huge sum in ransom. 

Mrs. Emefiele’s kidnap represents one of the most high-profile kidnap cases in 2016. 

Our effort to reach the CBN governor were unsuccessful.

  CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele

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