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Abductors fed him with garri and oil for the 18 days he was held captive- Kidnapped Jonathan Uncle



Happy to be alive and finally home, President Goodluck
Jonathan’s rescued uncle and adopted father has narrated
his ordeal in the hands of his captors.
Nitabai, a former university lecturer, said his abductors
fed him with garri and oil for the 18 days he was held
captive. He was blindfolded throughout the period. He
also said he was almost submerged in a swamp while the
kidnappers were moving him from one spot to another
because he was blindfolded.
The already emaciated man, said:
“My ordeal in the hands of my captors was simply
horrendous. I was blindfolded for those 18
days. So I did not see my abductors. They fed me
with garri and oil. There was a day they were
asking me some foolish questions and I kept quiet.
They were upset and beat me up. It was a miracle
I did not die that day.”
Punch reports Inengite said he had yet to know the
motive behind his abduction. When reminded that it could
be because of his relation with President Jonathan, he
answered that he could not rule it out.
The septuagenarian, who had lectured at Rivers State
University beforing moving to the Niger Delta
University, where he retired, was abducted by 10 gunmen
about 9pm on February 23, 2014. You recall that Nitabai’s
abductors had demanded for a N500 million ransom but
were said to be infuriated when his family members said
they could only afford N30m. The kidnappers rejected the
N30m, allegedly saying the amount was “unpresidential.”
Eventually, according to Bayelsa police spokesman, Mr
Alex Akhigbe, no ransom was paid for Nitabai’s release.
The Commissioner of Police, Bayelsa State Command,
Mr. Hillary Opara, said Nitabai was rescued in the early
hours of Thursday.

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