ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- A prospective corps member, Omoniyi Oluwaferanmi, has been reportedly kidnapped on the Kabba Road in Kogi State while travelling to the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) camp in Abuja.
Tobilola Kanmi, a colleague of the victim, posted this on his X page, noting that the abductors are demanding N20 million ransom.
Kanmi disclosed that Oluwaferanmi, a graduate of the Federal University of Technology (FUTA), was abducted on Thursday.
“My photographer friend, one of us @Mr_reguard, was abducted days on his way to camp @officialnyscng in Abuja,” Mr Kanmi wrote, just as he called the NYSC’s attention to the abduction.
The Twitter user, who shared a flier about the details of the 25-year-old photographer, sought financial assistance to secure his release.
Kanmi told People Gazette that the abductors demanded the ransom using the victim’s mobile number.
“Feranmi is my close pal; the abductors called using his line,” the victim’s friend said.
It was gathered that the kidnappers seized all the bus passengers and demanded N100 million ransom but later reduced it to N20 million.
A social media user, Peter Adeyefa, also posted the flier on his Instagram story and begged Nigerians to help secure Oliwaferanmi’s release from the kidnappers’ den.
When contacted, the state police spokesperson, SP Williams Ovye-Aya, said that the command was unaware of the incident.
Also, the NYSC spokesperson, Eddy Megwa, did not immediately return request for comments about the incident.