• We kidnapped Sierra Leonean envoy to raise money for Sallah – Suspects confess

    We kidnapped Sierra Leonean envoy to raise money for Sallah – Suspects confess

    On June 30, 2016, the Deputy High Commissioner of Sierra Leone to Nigeria, Maj.-Gen. Alfred Claude-Nelson, and his driver were travelling along the Kaduna-Abuja Road with no idea of the danger ahead.

    The time was 8pm, an hour the envoy and his driver would soon realise was filled with terror.

    The envoy’s vehicle was accosted by a gang of kidnappers, who took them hostage for four days before releasing them after N1.5m ransom was paid.

    It was learnt that some of the kidnappers […]