Former Nigerian minister kidnapped


Nigeria’s former environment minister, Laurentia Mallam, has been kidnapped.

Mrs. Mallam and her husband, Pius, were kidnapped in Bwari/Jere axis along the Kaduna-Abuja expressway, Daily Trust newspapers reports.

The couple were kidnapped on Monday evening.

The  paper also quoted the Kaduna Police spokesperson, Aliyu Usman, as saying that while the couple were kidnapped, the driver was spared.

The minster’s kidnap occurs few days after Margaret, the wife of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin, was kidnapped.

Mrs. Emefiele was later freed by security agencies.


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  • Viva Revo

    “In Nigeria, the pauperized many have sent a memo to the criminally-rich few:
    ‘We will not allow you to enjoy your ill-gotten gains in peace. We will hound you
    and pursue you everywhere you go. When you buy your Hummers, we will snatch them.
    When you send your children to expensive schools, we will kidnap them. When you retreat
    to your billion-naira homes, you will have to sleep with one eye open. With every knock,
    you will panic and tremble, fearing it could be nemesis at the door’.”

    ……………..Femi Aribisala

    [August 27, 2013]

  • Otile

    We have suffered so much indignity at the hands of Muslims in one Nigerlia. How come no Muslim emir/elite has ever been kidnapped anywhere? Lord deliver us from all evil.

    • Sadiq Garba

      Such Emirs/Elites do not move around freely without guards/monitors.
      Beside they don’t move anyhow from one beer parlour to another.

      • Great One

        I see. The Emirs/Elites are much saver in burukutu joint.
        Point well taken then.
        This is Colonel Mariam writing.

      • Hard Core Truth

        No. Your theory is WRONG. Anyone who can be a suicide bomber is already willing and ready to die. So he/she can as well carry the bomb and jump into the convoy or run and hug any target whether policemen are there or not. Don’t the Islamic terrorist attack police stations and military barracks. So just shut up if you have nothing to say. These so called terrorists are paid agents of Northern politicians. Period.

      • I sigh

        Haven’t you ever hard about guards being killed and their masters kidnapped and whiskered away before? They (your elites) may not be visiting beer parlours in the open, but I am sure that they are not paralyzed either. They like women and marry many wives also. Why are they not being kidnapped in their journey for the search of wives?

  • MammanJiyaVatsa

    Nice job, please start kidnapping all those looters, politicians and stupendously rich civil servants, kidnap their children, wives,mothers & fathers, as obviously when their wards/sons, were stealing, they benefited from the loots flying first class to shop in Dubai, Europe and the US.

    If they don`t pay up, ties them up and shot them, sad, but this is what their looting turned Nigeria into, these thieves mortgaged the future of young and old generations of Nigerian, even the unborn.

    To the Kidnappers; Your targets should be the politicians, top rich Military Brass who`s salaries isn`t compatible to the stupendous wealth being exhibited, all the self-styled petroleum marketers making billions of dollars off hapless impoverished Nigerians, let their kidnapping being – Amen !

    • Ad5858

      Kidnapping is not the solution or answer but executions of looters and those related to them! Personally, I would have love to do this exercise with my 357; however too far away from me. My contribution is take them out. DO NOT KIDNAP BUT EXECUTE THOSE THIEVES AND THEIR RELATED PERSONS!

  • Jobless Graduate

    May God bless the Kidnappers for sparing the Driver. Please keep the Ex-Minister for as long as you want. Ok! Just keep him and his wife and anything you like do with them, the jobless Nigerian graduates don’t care.

    • MammanJiyaVatsa

      After my younger brother graduated 15 years ago, do you know his first job in his area of discipline was outside Nigeria, the US, almost twenty years after finishing his first degree….. man, Nigeria is done !

      Though, it’s not easy migrating to another country, I won’t blame jobless Nigerian graduate seeking better life or job search/offers abroad, it’s so much frustrating, i feel you fellas man, I feel you.

  • LionHeart

    This recent ongoing kidnapping looks suspicious. People get kidnapped and then get freed easily by “security agencies” Who is behind it? Did they pay any ransom?