Sept 20, 2013 – Kidnapped Edo State Traditional Ruler Released; Iyase Of Udo Chief Patrick Igbinidu Paid N10 Million Ransom To His Kidnappers
A traditional ruler in Edo State’s Udo town has been freed from the kidnappers‘ den.
The Iyase of Udo town, Chief Patrick Igbinudu got his freedom yesterday at Uwelu, in Egor LGA of the state after paying 10 million ransom.
Udo residents claim the traditional ruler is looking very tired and haggard.
He was kidnapped last week Thursday at his palace by some masked gunmen.
Here is a welcome message to Chief Patrick from an Udo native named Comfort Adesuwa;
We welcome back our very kind and well-loved Chief Iyase. We thank God that you returned home safely. The turn out of the whole community to receive you shows you how well you are loved by the people in the community.
I pray that them Nigerian government will live up to its responsibility of providing jobs to the youths or improving the standard of education by making it functional and people are able to create jobs for themselves when they graduate. Like that, the phenomenon called Kidnapping will be wiped out.
For the youths who kidnap our poor and struggling parents and traditional rulers extorting money from them, sit and ruminate in your mind if that is fair. Where have our values gone? Let’s try to find other means of livelihood that will give us dignity and make our children and siblings proud of us in the future.