Posted by News Express | 27 May 2019 | 1,262 times
Unidentified gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on Sunday at Gbarantoru, Yenagoa, in Bayelsa State, abducted the wife of a lecturer working with the Niger Delta University (NDU).
It was gathered from community sources that the lecturer escaped and hid himself when the kidnappers arrived at about 2am.
Residents in the area said that sporadic shots of gunfire were fired to announce arrival of the hoodlums to scare people in the community.
The gunmen reportedly entered the community through the River Nun in a speedboat and headed to the residence of their target, identified simply as Dr. Charles.
A resident of the area who wished to remain anonymous for fear of being targeted said that the gunmen narrowly missed their target, who ran away for safety, and whisked away the wife whom they took away in their boat.
He said that youths of the community mobilised themselves to the scene of crime few minutes after the shooting ceased, only to meet the lecturer after he emerged from where he was hiding.
Mr. Asinim Butswat, Superintendent of Police and Spokesman of the Bayelsa Police Command, confirmed that the Command was aware of the incident and was on the trail of the abductors.
“Yes, I heard of the incident and the police have commenced Investigation with a view to apprehending the perpetrators and rescue the victim,” Butswat said.
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