Gunmen kidnap 10 persons in Rivers


Gunmen have reportedly kidnapped over 10 people in the Isua community of Joinkrama 2, Engenni Kingdom of Ahoada West Local Government Area of Rivers State.

A resident of the community told said that four children were among those kidnapped on Tuesday, August 9.

According to the source, the victims, mostly women and children, were on their way to the farm across the Orashi River, when they were abducted.

A family member of one of the victims, who spoke under the condition of anonymity the kidnappers have yet to contact them for ransom.

He said: “For over 48 hours now, the people and the entire community of Isua Joinkrama have been plunged into deep sorrow over the kidnapping of no less than 10 individuals in the community. This sad event took place on Tuesday, August 9, 2023, in the wee hours of the day, when the victims went into the bush across the Orashi River in search of their daily bread for their families.

“We are passionately appealing to the kidnappers to release our children and mothers unconditionally and without harm.”

Speaking further, he said: “We want to call on the general public to be aware that this kind of event has reoccurred several times across Joinkrama-Engeni communities, and we don’t know when this will end.”

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