Suspected gunmen abduct students in Delta, demands N10M


Suspected gunmen abduct students in Delta, demands N10M

GUNMEN suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have kidnapped a yet-to-be-identified group of students traveling along the East-West in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta state.

It was gathered that the students were in a Sienna vehicle when they were hijacked Friday while coming from Calabar at the Evwreni axis of the East-West Road.

According to a security source, the Sienna conveying the group of students coming from Calabar in Cross River State was hijacked Friday Night within the Evwreni axis and the kidnappers are demanding a ransom of N10 million.

It would be recalled that on February 24, 8 persons who were returning from Benin City, Edo State to Yenagoa were kidnapped from a Coaster Bus along Ughelli-Patani road, Ughelli North by unknown gunmen after which three female and one male was released.

Vanguard learnt that Police from Ughelli A’ division visited the scene of crime, though it could not be ascertained if the other three persons were rescued or released on a later date.

When contacted, the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Edafe Bright in a text message, said, “Not aware yet.”

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