Wednesday 13 July 2016

Beware! Kidnappers now lure victims with job interviews

Kidnappers in Rivers State have devised a new means of getting at their victims and making their families part with huge sums of money as ransoms.

It was gathered that kidnappers had begun to send text messages, inviting their victims for job interviews but they hold them hostage as soon as they turn up at the addresses given to them by the abductors.

A civil servant in the state, who simply identified himself as Joseph told how a friend’s cousin was kidnapped after honouring an invitation for a job interview.

Joseph said: “Don’t honour any job interview invitation via sms if you did not apply for it. A family friend’s cousin got one of such sms and he attended the supposed interview only to be held hostage.
“His family was contacted and asked to pay N5m. Later the kidnappers told the family that they would accept N2.5 million, which the family cannot afford.
“The kidnappers are threatened to kill him (their victim) if the money is not paid.”

Credit: Punch

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