Kaduna’s deputy high commissioner’s ordeal in the hands of gunmen

Sierra Leone Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria Rtd. Major General Nelson Williams has been kidnapped in Nigeria.


Sources in the embassy in Abuja‎ stated that he left the embassy at the Sierra Leone mission to attend a military graduation ceremony in Kaduna.

Kidnapped-logoSince news about the incident ‎broke, security operatives including the Department of State Security (DSS), military have launched a massive search to locate and rescue the envoy.

The kidnappers demanded for $150, 000 about N44 million as ransom.

“I just spoke to our Embassy sources in Nigeria. Yes, he has been kidnapped sometime yesterday.

”The kidnappers have now called the Embassy twice this morning threatening unsavory outcome if their ransom demand is not met.”
According to sources, one of the calls had Nelson Williams sounding very low and frightened.

“At 4am this morning, the embassy accountant received a strange phone call. It was the kidnappers. They placed Nelson-Williams on the line and after he identified himself to the accountant, the Kidnappers came back on the line and informed he was in their custody and they had kidnapped him and wanted a ransom demand of around 44 million Naira (about $150,000).”

Nelson Williams was a former Head of the Sierra Leone Armed Forces.

Source: Globa Village Extra

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