From Jude Chinedu, Enugu

Gunmen have kidnapped the President, Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) Alumni Association, Dr Obi Ilo, and his son, Kamsi Ilo.

The abduction occurred on Saturday, near Four Corners junction, as the victims were returning from Nachi in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State.

A member of the association, Dr Maxwell Ngene, who raised the alarm in a statement on Sunday said that their abductors were demanding N20 million ransom for their release.

He said, “We are deeply concerned and shocked to announce the kidnapping of Dr. Obi Ilo, the President of Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), alumni association and his son Kamsy Ilo, a Computer Science student of ESUT.

Related News

“This heinous act occurred yesterday (Saturday) at Nvene near Four Corners Junction, as they were returning from Nachi in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State.

“Tragically, Dr. Ilo recently lost his wife, and her corpse is still at the Eastern Nigeria Hospital Enugu. This senseless act of violence has added to the family’s already unimaginable grief.

“The kidnappers, who have shown no regard for human life, are demanding a ransom of 20 million Naira. In a distressing phone call, Dr. Ilo was heard crying and pleading for help, urging colleagues, friends, and brothers to be contacted.

“We condemn this cruel and inhumane act in the strongest possible terms. We appeal to the security agencies and the government to take immediate action to ensure the safe release of Dr. Ilo and his son.

“We also call on the public to provide any information that may lead to the rescue of the victims. Let us come together to support the Ilo family during this difficult time and work towards ensuring their safe return.”


VERIFIED: Nigerians (home & diaspora) can now be paid in US Dollars. Earn up to $17,000 (₦27 million) with premium domains. Click here to start