Kidnappers Demand N200m Ransom For Seized Monarch

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The traditional ruler of Ibiaku Issiet in Uruan local government area of Akwa Ibom State, Chief Williams Etim, has been reported kidnapped. Williams and his elder brother, Placid Etim, were said to have been abducted yesterday at about 2.30am at their country home.

A member of the family and a former lawmaker at the Federal House of Representatives, Bassey Etim, told newsmen that the kidnappers called him and demanded N200million ransom.

“They called me at about 12.00 noon yesterday to demand N200million before they could be released. I don’t know where I can raise such a huge amount of money,’’ he lamented.

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He however pleaded with the President to assist the family stating that several attempts to reach out to one of the kidnappers who had earlier called him to demand for the ransom were unsuccessful.

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