- No fewer than 16 travellers have been kidnapped along the Rumuji Elele axis of the east-west road in Rivers state
- Nnamdi Omoni, the public relations officer of the state police command, has confirmed the development
- Omoni said a manhunt has been launched for the kidnappers and efforts are on to rescue the victims
Emerging reports have claimed that suspected gunmen kidnapped 16 travellers along the Rumuji Elele axis of the east-west road in Rivers state.
Channels TV reports that victims were travelling from the Ekeki motor park in Yenagoa the Bayelsa state capital to Port Harcourt, when their vehicle was intercepted by the suspected kidnappers and taken into the bush.
The public relations officer of the state police command, Nnamdi Omoni, said a manhunt for the kidnappers has commenced and efforts are on to rescue the victims.
Omoni said: “We are aware of the pockets of criminal activities along the east-west road, we are doing our best to contain these criminal activities, especially kidnapping. We have launched a manhunt for the kidnappers and efforts are on to rescue the victims.”
Earlier Legit.ng reported that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers was advised to rise to his responsibility and fix the menace of insecurity in the state.
Reacting to the deteriorating level of security in the state characterised by killings, kidnapping, banditry and different kinds of criminality, Dakuku Peterside said Wike’s primary objective is to protect the lives and properties of residents and indigenes in the state.
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