Nigeria Operatives in Contact with Okonjo Kidnappers

Contact has been made with the kidnappers of Kamene Okonjo, mother of Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and the ransom demand has been lowered to approximately U.S.$1 million.

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A gang of armed men has seized 83-year-old Kamene Okonjo, left, mother of Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

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    This Day, 12 December 2012

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  • Nigeria:  Okonjo Abduction - Palace Chiefs Go Spiritual

    Daily Trust, 13 December 2012

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  • Nigeria:  Kidnapping With Impunity (editorial)

    Leadership, 13 December 2012

    On Sunday, Professor Kanene Okonjo, the octogenarian mother of the Minister of Finance and the Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was kidnapped at her ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Kidnap of Mrs Okonjo - Palace Chiefs Meet

    Leadership, 12 December 2012

    The Traditional Council in Ogwashi-Uku in Delta has met over Sunday's abduction of Prof. Kamene Okonjo, wife of the traditional ruler of the community, Obi Chukwuka Okonjo. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Kidnap of Okonjo-Iweala's Mother - No Ransom Demand Yet, Police Say

    Daily Trust, 11 December 2012

    Authorities yesterday said no contact has been made yet with kidnappers of the Finance Minister's mother despite reports claiming that a ransom demand of billions was made. read more »

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