Kidnappers, who abducted some burial guests in Ondo State, have demanded a ransom payment of N90m to release the victims.
They are demanding between N3m and N10m to release each of the victims.
The victims were returning from a burial ceremony in Ewatto, Edo State when they were attacked at Ifon, a border town with Edo State.
Ondo State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mrs Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, who disclosed this at a press briefing in Akure said the state government was not involved in the ransom negotiation.
Mrs. Olateju stated that payment of ransom empowered kidnappers to do more harm.
The victims were returning in a 32 seater Coastal bus hired from Rufus Giwa Polytechnic when they were attacked by suspected kidnappers.
The kidnappers shot into the air and took 18 of the passengers.