Gunmen Kidnap Commuters In Delta

Some commuters in Delta State have been reportedly kidnapped by Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.

A 24-year-old daughter of a newspaper vendor, was among the commuters kidnapped.

The commuters were traveling in a commercial bus along the Jesse-Oben Road in Delta State.

The sad incident took place just before Oben, a town located within Edo and Delta States border.

It was gathered spared the driver and conductor of the bus traveling from Sapele to Asaba, allowing them to escape, while leading the passengers into the nearby forest.

The Edo State Police Command is yet to officially confirm the incident as of the time of filing this report.

The newspaper vendor who’s the father of one of the victims, has called on the relevant authorities to intensify their efforts to secure the release of his daughter.

The kidnappers were said to have reached out to the newspaper vendor demanding ransom of N10 million to save his daughter.

Consequently, he has specifically appealed to the Governor of Delta State, Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori, the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, and the security agencies for assistance in freeing his abducted daughter.

Meanwhile, the Newspapers Vendors Association, Sapele Branch, has in a statement signed by its Chairman and Secretary, condemned the appalling act, describing it as inhuman and heinous.

The association urged the Edo and Delta state governors as well as the security agencies to spare no effort in apprehending the culprits responsible for the heartless crime.

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