SANA'A, April 30—The syndicate of the Central Bank of
CBY workers in Al-Jawf went on strike on
"If we get no reply or any serious steps taken for the release of our colleagues by the end of the coming week, we will move the strike to the headquarters, and then to the other branch offices all around the country," said
"We kidnapped those five employees of the
"If we arrive at a deadlock and get no response, we will have to move the strike to the main branches of the bank and I am sure all employees will cooperate as this could happen to any of them if this kidnapping goes unpunished," he added.
The hostages, who are originally from Taiz, were traveling from Al-Jawf to Sana'a when they were kidnapped.
Speaking to the
Al-Azzani said that the abductors names have been blacklisted and security forces are searching for the culprits. He added that the governor does not intend to negotiate with the kidnappers as that would encourage kidnapping as a means of raising grievances.
The kidnappers, however, say that they want to deal directly with the governor himself.
"Soon the governor will have much pressure on him as he will have to deal with the angry people whose wages won't be paid because of the fact that the bank has shut down," said Al-Aji.
Mejalli said that the CBY deputy manager gathered the families of the hostages at the
He said that the governor sent an "odd response" informing them that no military action would be taken for the sake of the hostages and their families.
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