Families of Abducted Naval Officer, Wife, and Teen Seek Help from Tinubu and Makinde as Kidnappers Demand N100M Ransom

Abduction and Ransom Ultimatum

Squadron Leader Nurudeen Popoola, along with his wife and a 16-year-old student, was forcibly taken from their residence at the National Eyes Centre Quarters in Mando, Kaduna, on December 27, 2023, at 1:00 a.m.

Disturbingly, the abductors have set a deadline of January 18, 2024, demanding a staggering N100 million ransom for their release.

Appeals to Tinubu and Makinde

Family members, facing an agonizing race against time, have reached out to Governor Seyi Makinde through an email sent on January 8.

However, as of now, there has been no response. The families also implore Governor Makinde to engage with his Kaduna State counterpart, Uba Sani, in efforts to secure the release of the victims.

Desperate Efforts to Raise Ransom

Facing a dire situation, the family has tirelessly tried to gather the demanded N100 million ransom.

Regrettably, their efforts have yielded only N20 million thus far.

The kidnappers, who had been silent for two weeks, renewed contact on Monday, setting a tight deadline for the ransom payment.

Renewed Plea for Assistance

In a renewed plea, Olatunde Rafiu, a cousin to the Air Force officer, appeals to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Governor Seyi Makinde, urging them to take immediate action within the limited time left.

The desperate plea emphasizes the critical need for assistance to secure the lives of the kidnapped trio.

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