A pregnant woman identified as Patience Amadi has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Omurelu Community in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.
It was gathered that the kidnappers broke into the apartment of the victim, with intention to kidnap the husband of the woman, a former Local Government councilor but he escaped through the window.
A source within the community who confirmed the incident said the armed criminals went away with the pregnant woman when they could not abduct the husband.
The source also disclosed that the hoodlums now engaged in breaking into people’s apartment.
In the meantime, no contact has been established between the family and the kidnappers.
The Police at Elele Town Divisional Headquarters said they had just been informed about the development, promising to commence manhunt for the kidnappers.
Popular politician and businessman from Sanga Local Government area of Kaduna State, Mr Moses Banka, was on Wednesday night assassinated by unknown gunmen.
Banka was reportedly killed at Ankwa village of Jema’a Local Government Area in Kaduna State.
The Administrator of Jema’a Local Government Council,Alhaji Yusuf Usman, who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said that the deceased was assassinated on Wednesday night at his residence in Ankwa village in Godogodo Chiefdom of Jema’a.
Usman said, “The assassins stormed the residence and headed straight to his room and shot at him without hurting anyone before they left.”
“Before his death, he was also an active farmer and owned an irrigation farm at Dogon Daji Reserve close to Godogodo where he farmed hectares of soya beans,’’ the administrator said.
Usman, stated that a formal report had been made to the appropriate authority on the unfortunate incident.
He, however, urged residents to remain calm as efforts were ongoing to fish out the perpetrators.
Three sisters of the impeached chairman of Munya Local Government Council in Niger State, Malam Yahuza Mohammed, have been abducted by unknown gunmen.
The sisters were reportedly kidnapped at 1.30 am on Saturday, at the local council chairman’s residence in Kuchi community.
The chairman, who was served with impeachment notice earlier in the week by the legislative arm of Munya Council was not in the residence when they were attacked.
However, a source close to the family told Daily Trust that the kidnappers placed a call to the chairman demanding N150 million ransom for the release of the girls.
The State Police Spokesman, ASP Mohammed Dan-Inna Abubakar, confirmed the abduction of the three sisters.
He said “We have no knowledge of the demand for ransom but officers and men of the command have since swung into action to rescue the girls and apprehend those behind the kidnapping.”