Abductors of Ben Ukpepi, Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), have demanded N150 as ransom.
Daily Post reports that a source said the kidnappers contacted the family on Wednesday to make known their demands.
However, Lawrence Achuta, Vice Chairman of the congress, said he has not been contacted.
“There is no contact yet, we are still waiting for them, to my knowledge, they have not contacted the NLC”, he said.
Ckarkson Otu, the former Chairman of Trade Union Congress (TUC) now Secretary of TUC, said: “The emergence of kidnapping is a very worrisome and unfortunate development.
“It does appear that while the security agencies may be gaining some level of success in the city, the suburb like Akpabuyo is ignored Akpabuyo is now a haven for kidnappers, it means the operation Akpakwu has not covered Akpabuyo and kidnappers are there now.
“We thought we were out of it but fear is returning. Kidnapping is a security problem, we intended to go on strike but we have allowed wise counsel to prevail because to push the government under pressure may jeopardise the rescue of our man.
“It will not help, it will create an impression that because the labour leader is abducted, the workers went on strike or down tools, it’s risky and could make the kidnappers say that this is a high profile man and demand more ransom.”