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Kidnappers Of UNIBEN Nurses Demand N17Million Ransom

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August 2nd, 2016 – Kidnappers Of UNIBEN Nurses Demand N17Million Ransom

Kidnappers of two nurses at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), have demanded the payment of N17 million ransom for their release.

The branch Chairman of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Austin Osigbeme, confirmed the development to journalists in Benin.

The nurses, Mrs. Osemelu Lydia and Ovbiosu Bose, both said to be nursing mothers, were abducted last Wednesday at Oluku, in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State on their way home, after picking their children from school.

According to Osigbeme, the abductors contacted family members of the victims and demanded N15 million and N2 million for their release.

Osigbeme who disclosed that family members of the two nurses have been in pain since their abduction, disclosed that the kidnappers have started reducing the ransom money demanded.

“They have not released them. They are asking for ransom. They started with N15 million and N2 million but have started beating it down‎ by one million.
“But these are poor people that have no money to pay and that is why we are having that delay.

“They (families) have been apprehensive and having feelings of uncertainty, not sure of what is happening to their wives and sisters,” he said.

Osigbeme explained that the strike action proposed by nurses in the hospital had been shelved, adding: ”we will not allow people to force us to behave in the way that they want us to behave.”




  1. sola olaniyi

    August 3, 2016 at 6:30 AM

    in my own opinion,the government is to blame for the continuous case of kidnapping..until a law is passed condemning kidnappers to death either by hanging or firing squad,these kidnappers will continue in the wicked act

  2. betty

    August 3, 2016 at 10:12 AM

    when will all thus stop. I pray nothing happens to d both of them

  3. D Hunter

    August 3, 2016 at 10:21 AM

    17mil is enough to pay the salary of some Ministries.
    May God save us in country.

    I take a stroll…

  4. Maryf

    August 3, 2016 at 10:21 AM

    This is terrible! This kidnapping thing have already turned from bad to worst. May God help them

  5. fifelomo

    August 3, 2016 at 7:16 PM

    Not unfair! 17m for what now? Kidnappers are merciless!

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