Thursday, December 11, 2003

Liberia: investors wanted for Taylor kidnap mission

Northbridge Services Group, a mercenary company, says it is ready to kidnap Charles Taylor in Nigeria and take him to the war crimes court in Sierra Leone. They're looking for investors to fund the mission to the tune of $1 million. In return, they offer to share the $2m "reward" offered by US Congress. Northbridge's director Pasquale Dipofi hinted that the group already has people in Nigeria, ready for the mission.

The U.S. State Department says it is against the use of "violent action" to capture Taylor. And they still don't know quite what to do about that $2 million "reward".

Northbridge Services Group was formed two years ago by a former British paratrooper. It is a "...a loose-knit band of private soldiers predominantly based in the US."

This isn't the first time Northbridge has offered to arrest Taylor. Check this past post ...

Interpol has also issued a "red notice" for Taylor ... for more, check here.