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Some unidentified gunmen who abducted a female councillor from Ogu-Bolo in Rivers State, Hannah Alasomuka have demanded the sum of N50 million as her ransom.
The Punch reports that Mrs Alasomuka who represents Ward 6 in Ikpokiri town, in the Ogu/Bolo Local Government Area, was abducted by three gunmen who shot continuously to scare away residents near a wharf at Igbokiri on Sunday.
Having established contact with the kidnappers, the Councillor’s kinsman and Chief Whip of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Evans Bipi, confirmed that the abductors demanded N50m.
“It happened on Sunday, around 12 midnight at Ikpokiri, opposite the wharf. They (kidnappers) demanded N50m or she will be killed,” Bipi said.
Also, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the incident, “Yes, I can confirm that. All hands are on deck to ensure her timely release. The tactical unit has been fully mobilised and the Commissioner of Police has given them marching orders to ensure that she is released in record time.”