A 58-year-old conventional ruler in Esuk Atu village in Calabar Municipal Council of Cross River State, Etubom Nto Okon Etim, has been kidnapped.

DAILY POST gathered that the sufferer was kidnapped on Friday and on Sunday; the abductors reached out to the household and demanded for N5m ransom.

An eyewitness, Chief Okon Etim stated that the kidnap of Etubom was the fourth within the final 4 months and that he was kidnapped within the evening between 11pm and 12 midnight on Friday.

“The abductors have known as on Sunday, demanding for N5m. Inside a interval of 4 months, the youth chief’s spouse who sells meat was kidnapped and a ransom of N700, 000 was paid earlier than she was launched.

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“The abductors got here and carted away two cows. One other one that work on the College of Calabar (Unical) was additionally kidnapped alongside his spouse, N500, 000 was paid as ransom.

“One other one that deal on sand was additionally kidnapped and cash was given earlier than he was launched. The folks are actually residing in concern, and we attraction to safety operatives to increase their providers to the realm.

When DAILY POST known as the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Irene Ugbo on cellphone, she didn’t take her calls however the spouse of the sufferer, Arit Nto Okon Etim confirmed that her husband was kidnapped.

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“The abductors got here to our home at Esuk Atu and shot sporadically, inflicted accidents to my husband earlier than they took him away. They handed by means of the creeks and on Sunday, they known as us, demanding for N5m.

“We don’t have such cash and we attraction to the federal government and the safety companies to return to our aide and be sure that my husband is rescue and to increase safety providers to the realm,” she appealed.


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