By Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
Gunmen believed to be Kidnappers operating within Delta State in the early hours of on Friday stormed Onicha Uku Kingdom in Aniocha North Local Government Area of the state and abducted a Pastor and his wife including two others in the area.
The victims: Pastor Solomon Anugum and his wife both of a Pupolar Pentecostal Church in the Community were said to have been ordered into a waiting vehicle of the gunmen without a Plate number after which the gunmen fired several gunshots into the air to scare Passers-by who tried to raise the alarm for the help of the victims.
But Police Commissioner in the state, Adeleke Adeyinka who Confirmed the incident said that the Police were on top of the situation and assured that the Police would rescue the victims in no distant time, and warned against all forms of Criminal activities in the state.
“We are on top of the incident and we shall rescue the victims unhurt, We are warning all Criminals to relocate elsewhere or will not find things easier with our men who are on ground with a view to ensuring Criminals are brought to book”, Adeyinka said While the fear of the unknown has Continued to grip residents of the Community, eye witness Ifeoma Gabriel said that the Kidnappers on their way out of the Community abducted two Farmers who were on their way to the Farm lands, adding that they shot two others who tried to raise the alarm.
Though the Kidnappers were yet to establish ransome contact, but Pastors including Prayerworriors have been mobilized to Prayers to ensure the Pastor and the wife are released unhurt, while the victims”Church members who did not want to be mentioned Claimed the Kidnappers have allegedly threatened through a letter to the Pastor to stop disturbing them with his Prayers as his refusal might Spell doom for him.
Investigation revealed that in the past two weeks, two Persons have been abducted within Issele Uku Kingdom axis and were later released after allegedly Paying ransom to the Kidnappers by members of their Families.