Seven passengers on board Benue state-owned transport vehicle, Benue Links have been kidnapped by gunmen. The captors have opened talks with families of their victims while demanding N5 million each on a pastor and his son. Narrating the latest incident, the wife of the abducted pastor, Hannah Orhena, said her husband and son alongside five others were taken into captivity on Tuesday, March 29 about 3 pm around the Kabba area in Kogi state.
She said: “The abductors called me Thursday night between 10 pm and 11 pm and demanded N5m but I negotiated for N500,000 they refused and asked me to get someone who could speak Hausa. My husband and son spoke to me.”
When contacted, the General Manager of the Benue Links, Ugela Monica, said there was no publicity when bandits hijacked a train recently and wondered why journalists wanted to write a news report about her company.
Her words: “I am not aware of the abduction of our passengers. When it happened on a train and others in another place, you people did not make news; it is when it happens to Benue Links that you want to make news out of it.”