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Gunmen Strike Again In Rivers State, Hijack Car, Kidnap Woman

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers at about 8 pm on Monday evening reportedly kidnapped a woman at road 10 junction, Akwaka phase 2, in Rumuodomaya area of Obio Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.

An eyewitness told newsmen on condition of anonymity that the gunmen may have trailed her and her driver from Ruby Centre road Off Airport road to Road 10 where her vehicle was intercepted.

The eyewitness said the attempt by the driver to outmaneuver the suspected kidnappers failed as her Lexus SUV plunged into a gutter.

The woman was subsequently dragged out of her vehicle while the gunmen shoot sporadically to scare people away while her driver, residents, and others around the area scampered for safety in the ensuing commotion, it was learned.

She said the woman’s vehicle, which was abandoned by the gunmen has been removed on Tuesday morning.

Meanwhile, residents of the area have called on the state Commissioner of Police to deploy officers of the Command’s anti-kidnapping unit to patrol the area.

CP Effiong Okon had recently giving criminals in Rivers 10 days to hand over their guns. 

The Spokesperson for the Rivers State Police Command, SP Grace Iringe-Koko promised to get back to our Correspondent when contacted but was yet to do so as of press time.

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