Again scores kidnapped in Ughelli Agbaroho highway in Delta

By Ndu Samuel

No fewer than 20 arms-wielding gunmen have again alleged to have Kidnapped yet to be specified number of persons at Uvwiamuge axis of the Ughelli/Agbarho section of the East-West road in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State.

Report says, the incident which took place at about 6pm on Monday saw the gunmen carryout the operations for over 30 minutes, leading to panic among commuters as well as residents of Uvwiamuge community.

According to eye witnesses, the hoodlums fled when they were engaged in a gun battle by police operatives who were drafted to the spot.

Several accounts had it that no fewer than eight persons were kidnapped by the armed men who laid siege on the road from the nearing bush along the expressway.

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However, some other commuters claimed only four persons were abducted by the hoodlums who left with their victims through the bush path.

Another eye witness observed that Some motorists heading towards Ughelli and Effurun had to make sudden u-turn to avoid being victims.

Over 30 policemen were later sighted at the scene of the incident.

Recal that Personal Assistant to the Bishop of Flock of Christ Mission, Bishop Simeon Okah and other persons were kidnapped on the same spot less than a month ago.

The victims were, however, released after unspecified amount was paid as ransom.

The Delta State Police Command had yet react to the incident at the time of filing this report.

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