Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Gunmen kidnap naval personnel, demand N4m ransom

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Gunmen have kidnapped naval personnel, simply identified as Kola, along the Sapele/Benin road in Delta State, Daily Post can report.

It was learnt that the kidnappers are currently demanding a N4 million-ransom from the families of the abducted naval personnel.

It was also gathered that the officer was returning from a course in Sapele when the gunmen attacked and whisked him to the forest.

At the time of filing this report, the Police are combing the area with a view to rescuing the victim unhurt.

The Delta State Acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Aniamaka, confirmed the development in a chat with our correspondent.

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Mr Aniamaka said, “There’s a report of kidnap. The person allegedly kidnapped is a Seaman. His name is Omoniyi K D.

“He was last seen in the evening of 29th when he drove out of the Naval Engineering College, Sapele in his Toyota Picnic vehicle.

“The hoodlums called with his old number and are demanding for four million naira.

“The Police is doing everything possible with all the relevant Security Agencies towards his rescue and the apprehension of the hoodlums.”

The Commander of the Nigeria Navy Ship, NNS Delta, Commodore Ibrahim Dewu did not pick up calls neither did he reply text messages put across to his mobile phone as at press time.

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As at the time of filing this report, there is serious tension within the area where the incident occurred.

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