Monday, December 17, 2012

My Mother's Experience at Kidnappers Den- Ngozi Okonjo Iweala

After thanking Nigerians, the government and the Police, she also narrates how her mother suffered in the hands of her kidnappers for 5 days. Thank God mama is back.

· I can’t give all the details because we don’t want to compromise on-going investigations.

· But I can tell you one thing: My mother suffered a great deal during this ordeal. It was only the Almighty God that rescued her from a situation that could very easily have ended tragically.

· Apart from the emotional trauma of being violently taken away from her family and kept incommunicado for five days in a strange environment, a woman of 83 years was left without food for five days.

· We give glory to God that she is alive today to tell the tale.

· While she was in their custody, the kidnappers spent much of the time harassing her. They told her that I must get on the radio and television and announce my resignation.

· When she asked why, they told her it was because I did not pay “Oil subsidy money”.

· They also said I had blocked payment of money to certain components of the SURE-P programme.

· These statements are, of course, not true. In the case of subsidy payments, we have been paying all marketers whose claims have been verified by the Aig-Imoukhuede Committee after going through the necessary processes.

· For marketers whose transactions are proven to be fraudulent, the position of the Jonathan government is also clear: we cannot and we will not pay. We will not back down on this. We will continue to stand firm.

· In the case of SURE-P, there is a totally different process that I have no control over.

· This is the right thing to do. And this, I believe is what the Nigerian people want.


  1. Thank God she is back and alive

  2. aunty ngo really i dont care what you have to say i just feel bad for ur mum and the ordeal she passed through for 5days. I wish something can be done in this country so all you sinfull and guilty public office holders will dance to the beat of the drum you are playing. It does not make sense to me that an innocent old woman would be paying for the sins of her child. my prayers for this dying country of ours is let there be no peace for those collectively destroying our country


    1. lmaooo i loveee d way u started off 'aunty ngo really i dont care' lmaoooo

  3. Thank God she has her Mummy back home. They will now make the palace a fortress and ensure they have MOPOLS with them all the time.

  4. I was praying for the ministers mum cause she is elderly and was outraged that the kidnappers couldn't respect her age and would put her through such an ordeal but for ngozi and all our insensitive political leaders, I have no sympathies for any of you whatsoever. so pls keep your tales to yourself

  5. thanks God dat mama came back advice to you now is to get good security for your parent bcos you ve everything in control.