DSS Parades Kidnappers in NIgeria

The Department of State Security (DSS) has apprehended the kidnappers of President Goodluck Jonathan’s Uncle…..Read the Story Here

Maybe my perception of this information is skewed…that is not to say that I am not glad that the DSS apprehended the alleged kidnappers.

However, the ages of the alleged kidnappers caught and held my attention more profoundly than the information the story sought to communicate (i.e. the alleged kidnappers of the POTFREN have been apprehended).

The alleged kidnappers, who were paraded at the DSS headquarters in Abuja, comprised

a 400-level student, Eldred Jonah, aged 30;
Raphael Inengesi, 32;
Ibeabuchi Inya, 29;
Oreva Abridi, 29;
Tammy Agbai, 29;
a traditional doctor, Felix Onuoh, 48.

The DSS also paraded another set of suspects allegedly involved in the abduction of two sisters – Ejura and Unekwu Opaluwa – at Karmo, Abuja on June 8.

The suspects are

Oyemire Asagba, 29;
Sunday Attah, 30;
Zacheaus Salami, 30;
Victor Bassey, 32;
Sani Mohammed, 23; and
Aragba Ademo, 33

Others include

Ojo Gambo, 22;
Haruna Asama, 38;
Dikko Iko, 22; and
Mohammed Adamu, 20.

To my mind we should be very concerned that Nigeria’s young adults are resorting to criminal activities to make ends meet. The POTFREN and indeed all Nigerians (particularly politicians, Nigerians in the diaspora and other influential Nigerians who seem to be the target of these kidnappings) should work together to solve the problem of unemployment and/or resource curse.

What do you think?