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Bandits Kidnap Rivers Woman, Leave Other Car Occupants



Some gunmen have kidnapped a woman identified simply as Mrs Anthonia around Nkpolu Junction in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, according to PUNCH Metro.

It was learnt that the gunmen, on Wednesday, stopped the victim, dragged her out of the car and whisked her away to an unknown destination.

The incident, which happened around 7pm, resulted in panic, as commuters took alternative routes following gunshots fired into the air.

The abductors reportedly picked their target and abandoned her vehicle along with the two other occupants of the car.

An eyewitness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the gunmen used their vehicle to block the road temporarily on sighting their target.

“The woman was driving when they shot at her car tires. They forced the woman into their own car and drove off.

“The husband of the victim, who was contacted, later arrived at the scene,” the source said.

The spokesman for the state police command, Nnamdi Omoni, said he had yet to get a report of the incident.

“I will find out from the Nkpolu Divisional Police Officer and get back to you,” Omoni added.

He had yet to do so as of the time of filing this report.