The Police Command in Akwa Ibom has confirmed the kidnap of a businessman, Mr Inyang Ntuk, in Eket Local Government Area of the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Odiko Macdon, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Eket on Thursday.
“We have received the report of the kidnapping of Mr Ntuk on Monday, April 11th, in Eket where he resided.
“Investigation is ongoing, we want to believe that very soon he will be released,” Macdon said.
A family source, who pleaded for anonymity, said that Ntuk was kidnapped on April 11, around 9.15 p.m, at the entrance of his residence along Udo Umoh Street in Eket.
He said that he was trailed from a drinking joint behind stadium, where he went for relaxation.
According to him, the kidnappers, numbering five, laid siege on both his house and the sit-out before finally hitting their target.
He said the Managing Director of Ntuk Standard Limited, a major contractor with a multinational oil company, was forcefully taken away by the dare devil kidnappers at gun point.
“We are yet to establish contact with the kidnappers,” the source however said.
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