His Eminence, Samuel Kanu-Uche, the Prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, who was kidnapped by gunmen suspected of being bandits, has stated that the criminal elements were angry with President Muhammadu Buhari.
During a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday, the cleric claimed the kidnappers showed him decomposing bodies of previous victims, as he revealed that the boys were Fulanis.
According to him, the assailants promised to chew the president if he fell into their hands, claiming that Buhari had disappointed them.
He said, “They even said that if they get Buhari, they will chew him to pieces because he had disappointed them.
“We were taken into the bush and we trekked up to 15 kilometres. Eventually at 11 pm, they said we should negotiate and each of us should pay N50m, making N150m”.
Kanu-Uche confirmed that the men later pegged the ransom at N100m.
The cleric told newsmen that he reached out to leaders of the church and his wife to raise the money by all means to secure his release.
Recall that Kanu-Uche was kidnapped on Sunday along the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway in the Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abia State while on his way to the airport.