Abductors of the Managing Director of AZECO Pharmacy in Okene, Kogi State, Abdulazeez Obajimoh, have rejected the N10m ransom offered by his family, insisting on the payment of N30m to secure his freedom.
Obajimoh was abducted by gunmen in Iruvucheba community in the Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State in early July.
According to a family source, 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 N30m.
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.