Kidnappers of an octogenarian, Chief James Omafuaire, have demanded a N25 million ransom for his release.
Chief Omafuaire, who is the elder brother of Vanguard Newspaper’s Senior Photojournalist, Akpokona Omafuaire, was kidnapped on Monday, along with his wife, Victoria, and a customer, from his Ikpeshi Quarter in Akoko-Edo council area of Edo state.
However, the kidnappers, who are believed to be Fulani herdsmen, placed a call through to the son of their victim; Charles Omafuaire, late Monday evening, demanding a ransom of N25 million.
Confirming the development to the Nation on phone in Warri yesterday, daughter of the victim, Mrs Christie Omafuaire-Atie, said the kidnap of the octogenarian was already causing panic within the family.
She appeal to the police authority to swing into action to rescue her father while appealing to the herdsmen to lower the demand.
Omafuaire was supervising his workers at his quarry site in Ikpeshi near Auchi when the Fulani herdsmen with guns kidnapped him, his wife and a customer.
Chief Omafuaire, an Olomu Chief hails from Akperhe-Olomu in Ughelli-South Area of Delta State, he is a retired Supritendent of Police and former Divisional Police Officer, Igarra. He is over 80 years old.