A 36-year-old Nigerian, Ibrahim Adeola, has reportedly being kidnapped by the Islamic terror group, ISIS, in Libya. Adeola, said to be a Christian migrant, was abducted alongside a Ghananian, Sekyere Frimpong and an Egyptian, Beklut Nageh Ebreid.
News of the trio’s plight was broken on Saturday [Jul 17] by TRAC, an organisation that provides researchers in the fields of terrorism studies, political science, international relations, sociology, criminal justice, philosophy and history with content and comprehensive data and analysis for complex topics.
The organisation on Twitter displayed Adeola’s international passport information page, with passport number, A04485028. The passport, which was issued on January 21, 2012 at the Passport Office in Festac Lagos indicated that Adeola was born in Imo State on May 24, 1979.
The organisation also posted the passport information pages of the other two captives. Given ISIS brutality, especially against Christians, there are fears that they may be beheaded.
Photographs of the captives showed the Egyptian and Ghanaian blindfolded, a common ISIS tactic to cow hostages and their family members. The group has so far not made any demands although in some previous cases, it had beheaded Western hostages when their home governments turned down demands for a ransom.