Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Nigerian finance minister’s mother kidnapped

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Officials in Nigeria say the mother of Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been kidnapped.

Kamene Okonjo, a professor, was taken from her home in Delta State on Sunday.

A finance ministry spokesman said Mrs Okonjo-Iweala had been threatened recently but did not know whether this was linked to the kidnapping.

Nigeria is one of the worst countries in the world for kidnapping, where it is a lucrative criminal enterprise worth millions of dollars a year.

The crime is particularly prevalent in the oil-rich Delta State, although high-profile victims are uncommon.

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