According to SaharaReporters, the kidnappers who abducted Margaret Emefiele, wife to CBN governor Godwin Emefiele, are demanding N1.5 billion for her release. SaharaReporters has learned that in addition to Mrs. Emefiele, four other people were abducted, including two other females, a male, and her driver.
It has also been learned that Mrs. Emefiele had a four-man police detail attached to her. However, when the police were confronted with the superior firepower of the kidnappers, they ran away, leaving her and the other victims in the hands of the criminals.
However, a combined team of soldiers, air force officers and mobile police, said to be over 1,000 have stormed the forest at Benin-Agbor road where they were taken to after being kidnapped yesterday.
Since her abduction, the kidnappers have been in constant communication with Mr. Emefiele, his representatives, and police negotiators. They are reportedly discussing the N1.5 billion ransom demand.
SaharaReporters also learned that the CBN is attempting to keep details of Mr. Emefiele wife’s abduction hidden from the media because it may scare off investors in Nigeria.