A Nigerian man has raised an alarm about his uncle who was kidnapped five months ago but is still being held captive by his abductors despite the payment of ransom.
The man, identified as Ubawuike, took to the microblogging platform, Twitter (now X), to reveal that his uncle was abducted in Umudagu Mbieri in Imo state, leaving behind his pregnant wife and two daughters.
He mentioned that the kidnappers demanded the sum of N12 million for his release, and the family pooled funds together to pay the ransom.
Sadly, despite paying the demanded amount in full, the kidnappers have refused to release his uncle. He mentioned that it has been three months since they paid the ransom, and they have not heard from the kidnappers. He added that they don’t even know if his uncle is still alive or dead.
According to him, his uncle’s wife recently gave birth to a baby boy, but the family couldn’t even rejoice over his birth due to the situation at hand.
Read his full tweet below,
“I used to see stories of Kidnap in the News, Never believed we would one day become victim..
It’s been 5months my Uncle, Uncle, Got kidnapped in Umudagu Mbieri Imo state…Leaving his pregnant wife and 2 daughters.
The kidnappers requested for #12million Naira
Full Ransom has been paid and he is yet to be released..
For 3months plus we have not heard from him or the kidnappers, we dont know if he is still alive of dead…
His wife just put to bed a baby boy, and no one is rejoicing…she is completely tired and drained
We involve Imo state police and it’s been back and forth, they are doing nothing about it…. 5 months of pain and sadness sorry and more pain..”
I used to see stories of Kidnap in the News, Never believed we would one day become victim..
It’s been 5months my Uncle, Uncle, Got kidnapped in Umudagu Mbieri Imo state…Leaving his pregnant wife and 2 daughters pic.twitter.com/rjIazXHkPf
— Ubawuike (@EastSideJagaban) January 14, 2024