Four persons have been reportedly kidnapped by gunmen suspected to be herdsmen along the Lagos-Asaba Road in Boji Boji Owa, Ika North-East Local Government Area of Delta State.
The ViewpointNigeria gathered that the kidnappers ambushed the victims on Friday evening while being conducted round a parcel of land after the railway bridge.
A source who confided in our correspondent, said, “They were four persons checking a parcel of land after the railway when they were kidnapped by evil people who have been terrorizing the area.
“About five herdsmen with sophisticated weapons kidnapped four people at the land and started shooting indiscriminately. The shooting made it impossible for people within the area to render any assistance”.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, confirmed the incident, adding that the kidnapped incident was reported late to the police.
She said, “Yes, four persons were kidnapped in Ika North-East but they reported the matter late, so officers couldn’t do anything that Friday night.
“But this Saturday morning, our men have started combing the bush in a bid to rescue the victims.”
Onovwakpoyeya further said that efforts were ongoing to rescue the victims and as well as arrest the hoodlums.
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