- Three kidnapped students have been found dead
- The students were kidnapped sometime last month
- According to reports, the students were killed after their families paid ransome
Many families have been thrown into sadness as three 400 level students of the Univeristy of Port Harcourt who were kidnapped on April 7 were found dead in Eleme area of the state.
The Nation reports that tthe victims were identified as Joy Adoki Nelson Nwafor and Fortune Obemba.
They were declared missing by the police on April 19 after Adoki’s brother, Umor, filed a compliant at Eleme Police Division.
According to reports, days after they disappeared, their kidnappers contacted their families and demanded ransom which the families paid.
However, despite the payment, the kidnappers failed to release the students as promised.
This lead detectives to arrest one Bright alias Nelly, who also led investigators to Friday Akpan and Emmanuel both resident in Eteo, Eleme.
Akpan consequently confessed to the police the three suspects were killed and buried in shallow graves at Eleme.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the governor of Rivers, Nyesom Wike, has told residents that he rejected palliatives from the federal government because it insulted the state.
Leadership reports that Wike made this allegation in a televised press conference where he said the state was also not contacted on what it needed.
According to Wike, the trailer load of rice offered by FG was also not fit for human consumption.
The governor said: “You can’t just send rice to us without asking if that is what we want. Rivers people prefer garri to rice. In fact, the rice is expired.”
He added that when he demanded a commodity of better quality for his people, he was told to go to Cross River state to get it.
This, he said, was an insult to the oil-rich south-south state that as at Thursday, April 30 had recorded 13 confirmed cases of the coronavirus pandemic.
Wike said: “You don’t have to lose your dignity because you are poor. Come to think of it, we are not the only state that rejected the Federal Government palliatives.
“Oyo State rejected it, Akwa Ibom State rejected it. They are not edible. They even told us to go to Cross River state to carry a trailer-load of rice. I said no, I cannot go to Cross River to carry rice for Rivers people."
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