Kidnappers place N20m ransom on UNN chief Imam
Abductors of Sheik Adam Idoko, the Chief Imam
of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, Central
Mosque have demanded N20m for his freedom.
Idoko, who is also the Deputy Secretary-General of
the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs,
NSCIA, was kidnapped five days ago.
Gunmen abducted him in his village, Ogrute Enugu-
Ezike, in Igbo-Eze North Council Area of Enugu
State, where he had gone for a meeting.
Speaking to DAILY POST on Tuesday, a reliable
source from the central mosque, who pleaded
anonymity, disclosed that the kidnappers
demanded a ransom of N20m before they would
free the Imam.
He, however, lamented that “we don’t have that
kind of money; they should remember that Sheik
Idoko is not a politician or a business tycoon; he is
working for God.
“Till now, I am still surprised why the Imam who
devoted himself to the work of God should be a
target for kidnap.
“If the UNN central mosque has that kind of
money, we would have finished the mosque we
started building for the past four years.”
Musa Mohammed, a Muslim faithful described the
N20m ransom demanded by the kidnappers as
unfortunate and outrageous.
“I plead with the kidnappers to release him
unconditionally because he is working for God,” he
Usman Bello, another Muslim faithful urged the
kidnappers to respect Allah and set the cleric free.
He said, “It is a serious abomination to manhandle
those who are doing the work of Allah.
“We have been praying to Allah to touch their
minds so that they will release him unconditionally.
We do not know anywhere to get N20m for
When contacted, the spokesman of the Enugu State
Police Command, DSP Ebere Amaraizu said the
command was on trail of the kidnappers.