Security sources in Plateau State said N600,000 was paid as ransom to
secure the release of Igwebuike Amilia Nkechi, a corps member serving
in Jos, the state capital.
One of the security sources, who was part of the investigation, told
Daily Trust that Nkechi’s ransom was raised by her father.
He said the corps member, with registration number PL/19B/1423 and
attached to the Jos North Local Government secretariat, was released
alongside another victim whose friends had raised N300,000 to secure
Nkechi was abducted from her home in the early hours of Monday.
Using her phone, her abductors reached out to her family members in
Rivers and Delta states, demanding a ransom of N5 million for her
However, the police said a joint operation by the police, State
Security Services and Operation Safe Haven, led to the corps member’s
release on Monday night.
The police denied any knowledge of ransom being paid.