Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Falae Was Kidnapped By Fulani Herdsmen Who Beat & Dragged Him On The Floor Before Whisking Him Away

Vanguard Newspaper has reported how the kidnapping of a former minister of finance and a onetime presidential candidate of Nigeria took place today on his farm in Ondo with the help of family members and police who gave some details into the kidnapping.

Born on September 21, 1938, the former Finance minister was kidnapped by over 20 Fulani herdsmen who invaded his farm and attacked his over 200 workers.

Many of his workers including the farm Manager identified as Bruno were matcheted while others were reportedly wounded and are on admission in different hospitals.

Reports from the family said that the fulani herdsmen have been having issues with the workers in the farm over the grazing and the destruction of the farmland by their cows.

The herdsmen reportedly came back on Monday in large number and attacked the farm before abducting the politician.

Vanguard was told that on arrival the herdsmen shot indiscriminately into the air, a situation which made the workers to flee to different directions.

They reportedly beat up the National chairman of the Social Democratic Party SDP and dragged him on the floor when he refused to go with them.

Police source however said that the Fulani herdsmen may have been used by other interested party who have requested for a ransom.

The herdsmen according to the police source may have been paid off and the victim handed over to those who have made contact with the family after carrying out the hatchet job.

Speaking with newsmen, the spokesman of the SDP in the state, Remi Olayiwola said that the abductors have contacted the wife of the ‎victim Mrs Rachel Falae and requested for N100m ransom expected to be paid before the end of work on Tuesday.

Olayiwola said that the accent of those who contacted the wife of their National chairman was that of the fulani.

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