Former militant’s brother killed by kidnappers while trying to pay ransom

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A former militant’s brother was killed kidnappers along the Onuebum-Otuogori road in Ogbia council area of Bayelsa State, while trying to pay a ransom.

The former militant’s brother, Mr. Godsgift Lagos, also known as Colo, and his driver, Christopher Etima, who were shot dead on Sunday at about 1am. The sad incident has reportedly thrown the home of the former militant leader, General Africanus Ukparisia, known as ‘General Africa’, into mourning. The late Godsgift Lagos is his younger brother.

The Police who confirmed the incident, said that the men were on their way to the kidnappers’ den to pay a ransom when they were killed. Spokesman of the state policecommand, DSP Asinim Butswat, confirmed the development via text message.

His words: “On 16/12/2018, at about 0100 hrs one Lagos Godgift (m) and his driver Christopher Etima (m) went to pay ransom to kidnappers at Onuebum, but they were murdered by the suspected kidnappers at Onuebum.

“The scene was visited and the two corpses deposited at FMC Morgue Yenagoa. The Black Toyota Sequoia Jeep with Registration Number LAGOS EKY 382 CZ was removed to Kolo Divisional Headquarters.

“The command has launch a manhunt for the kidnappers.”

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