Cross River: Gunmen attack, kidnap travellers on Ikom-Ogoja highway
Several passengers travelling on the Ikom-Ogoja highway in Cross River have been attacked and kidnapped by gunmen.
The kidnap occurred on Tuesday.
Police commissioner Sule Balarabe in Cross River confirmed the abduction.
Mr Balarabe could not disclose the number of persons abducted.
However, the police chief in Cross River revealed that while awaiting the number of victims from the divisional police officer in the area, a tactical team, including members of the police anti-kidnap squad, had been deployed in the area.
A witness stated that no fewer than nine people were abducted between Okomita and Uyanghoa communities near Calabar.
The witness revealed that the assailants emerged from a forest in the area and fired shots at vehicles to force them to stop.
According to the witness, some passengers were hit by bullets.
We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.
More from Peoples Gazette
NUPENG further ordered employees at gas stations and depots to abstain from any unlawful activity that could contribute to fuel shortage.
Abdullah Shawesh pledged to support Nigeria with his vast knowledge in the agricultural sector.
Kidnappers were said to have stormed Stanley Hospital in Nkpologwu where they picked the newborns and zoomed off.
She claimed that the “Required infrastructure for its implementation in terms of financial access point system, mobile money, e-naira etc are available across the 774 local government councils
He said that the private security companies had a role to play in combating security challenges by gathering and sending out timely information to security agencies.