Criminal gangs suspected to be sea pirates have demanded N25 million for an operative of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and four civilians they abducted last Wednesday.
The five victims were attached to a kitchen contractor working with the ConOil Plc outstation in Koluama 1, Southern Ijaw Local Government area of Bayelsa State.
The five abducted persons were on their way to the outstation with supplies for the kitchen contractor when they were abducted.
The abducted NSCDC operative was simply identified as Kalifa, an indigene of Igarra, Edo State.
Nigerian Tribune reports that the sea pirates who carried out the abduction have demanded for a ransom of N25 million before the abductees are released.