Gunmen Kidnap Pregnant Woman In Benin, Demand N5m Ransom

LAGOS DECEMBER 1ST (NEWSRANGERS)-Benin City, Edo State capital, on Monday, came under another unusual attack as some gunmen believed to be kidnappers abducted a heavily pregnant woman in early hours of the day.

Tribune Onlinegathered that the expectant mother who was identified as Mrs Uju Okwudili was kidnapped along the Airport Road while taking her children to school.

Mrs Okwudili, who was in the company of her husband as the duo were taking their two children to school, was swopped upon by the gunmen when at Ulemo Community, a short distance from Irriri, where Christopher Shaibu, the younger brother of Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, was kidnapped in the penultimate week.

The suspected kidnappers were said to have opened the car in which the Okwudilis were riding to the school and forced the pregnant mother of two into the get away car, an Audi 80.

The victim, like the younger Shaibu, was said to have been driven towards the Ogba River, the unmanned route of kidnappers, who come through the river, using speed boats to take away their victims to captivity.

The distraught husband and the uncomprehending school children were left in the car as the suspected kidnappers zoomed off with the woman.

Residents of Ulemo, who witnessed the commando-style the pregnant woman was taken away were left with conjectures as to the rationale behind picking on the hapless woman by the gang of the suspected kidnappers

Mr Okwudili, who is still in shock, has, however, confirmed that his wife’s abductors had gotten in touch with the family with a ransom demand in the sum of N 5 million.


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