Sierra Leone envoy kidnapped in Kaduna

SIERRA Leone’s Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, Major General Nelson Williams, has apparently been kidnapped in Kaduna.

He is a former head of the Sierra Leonian Army.

The diplomat was thought to have been seized by assailants on Friday in the city where he had gone to attend a military graduation ceremony.

Sources informed the Nigerian Tribune that his kidnappers have contacted the Sierra Leonian embassy in Abuja and have demanded for a ransom of $44million (about $150,000) for his release.

He was not alone at the time but the whereabouts of his driver and others in the traveling party are unknown.

Details of how the incident happened were still sketchy at the time of this report but it was gathered that the Nigerian Army, the Police and other intelligent agencies have already swung into action to unravel the mystery.