Abductors of the Managing Director of AZECO Pharmacy in Okene, Kogi State, Abdulazeez Obajimoh, have rejected the N10,000,000 (ten million naira) ransom offered by his family and insist on the payment of N30,000,000 (thirty million naira) to secure his freedom.
Obajimoh was abducted by unknown gunmen in Iruvucheba community in the Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State in early July, 2021.
According to a source from the family, the kidnappers called on Thursday and rejected the N10m offered by the family.
The source said the abductors called the offer “chicken change” and demanded to be paid N30,000,000.
The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, Kogi State, had earlier decried the incessant attacks and abductions of its members across the state.
The state Chairman of PSN, Dr Lawal Muhammed, in a statement, said most of the funds invested in pharmaceuticals were loans from banks.
He called on the state government and security agencies to map out strategies to curb the menace of kidnapping.