Some gunmen have reportedly kidnapped National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), members in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Reports said the victims were on their way back from the recent orientation camping exercise in Ondo State. They were abducted around 9 p.m., Tuesday, on their way to Port Harcourt.
The incident was confirmed by a witness, who called a radio station in the city to announce the abduction of her sister-in-law and colleagues.
The witness said the corps members were abducted on the Rumuji axis of the East-West Road in Emohua, Rivers State.
Five of the corps members were said to have escaped the abduction and reported at the Rumuji Divisional Police Station.
Number of victims abducted by the kidnappers could not be ascertained at press time.
Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Okon Effiong, has deployed a police tactical team to track down gunmen who abducted the NYSC members at Rumuji.
Rivers Police Command’s spokesperson, Grace Iringe-Koko, who disclosed the CP’s order in Port Harcourt, on Thursday explained without giving specific figures that some of the corps members have been rescued and efforts are on to free those still with the kidnappers.
But witnesses say those police claim to have rescued were those lucky to escape from the kidnappers.
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