Gunmen Abduct Two, Demand N20m Ranson In Rivers

Gunmen Abduct Two, Demand N20m Ranson In Rivers

Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt

A woman identified as Mrs. Theresa Enyinda from Omukworoga village in Omerelu community, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State was whisked away on gunpoint to unknown destination by armed bandits on Sunday.

The same day, unknown gunmen abducted Mr. Fortune Ogbumgbada, at Rumualogu community in Obio/Akpor Local government of the state.

The developments according to sources have left the people of the areas in shock as they now live in fear.

Our source, Mr. Assor Innocent, narrated that the bandits invaded the community from the bushes in the area and picked the victim.

Innocent said: “She was kidnapped in her house at around 1pm Sunday. Police men have come to interrogate some people who were around to find out what happened.

“The hoodlums have established contact and are demanding N20 million on the ground that one of her children is in Dubai and that the family is capable of providing the amount.”

 “Hoodlums have taken over our farm roads and the Government Secondary School. They use an area of the hostel that is dilapidated for their operation.

They rape girls, steal and molest men on daily basis. We are calling on the security operatives to come to our aid.

Similarly, the family of Ogbumgbada said no contact has been established with the abductors of their brother after the incident on Sunday.

Ogbumgbada, who was abducted at Rumualogu community, was on his way home from church when he was kidnapped.

His wife who was at the passenger’s seat was shot during the operation and has been rushed for medical treatment.

An elder brother to the victim  who did not want his name on the print,  claimed to have witnessed the incident told our correspondent that his brother was trailed by the bandits immediately he drove out of church premises.

He pleaded with the kidnappers to release Ogbumgbada unconditionally even as he complained that no contact has been established between the kidnappers and the family of the victim.

When contacted the Public Relations Officer of the Rivers State Police Command, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) promised to reach the District Police Officers in those area and get back to our correspondent.