Former Nigeria Ambassador Released After N11m Ransom

Former Nigeria Ambassador to Venezuela, Felix Okoro, has been released by his abductors. Okoro who happens to be the former Secretary to Bayelsa State Government was held for 23 days. He was kidnapped on September 4 at his hometown, Elemebiri in Sagbama Local Government Area. It was reported that gunmen, reportedly dressed in army uniform, […]

Former Nigeria Ambassador to Venezuela, Felix Okoro, has been released by his abductors.

Okoro who happens to be the former Secretary to Bayelsa State Government was held for 23 days.

He was kidnapped on September 4 at his hometown, Elemebiri in Sagbama Local Government Area.

It was reported that gunmen, reportedly dressed in army uniform, stormed his home one day after his return.

The Nation quoted Okoro’s stepson, Tuebi Sapre-Obi, as saying three family members travelled by boat to drop N11m ransom.

Father (Felix Oboro) is strong and in a healthy state. When the news of his release came, everyone was happy and jubilating”

Former Secretary, Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), Morris Alagoa and Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide (IYC) spokesman, Ebilade Eerekefe, condemned the abduction.

They urged security agencies to track and arrest the culprits.