Gunmen Kidnap Naval Personnel, Demand N4m Ransom

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    File photo: Nigerian Navy Ship, NNS Delta on Monday September 10, 2018 rearrested a vessel (MV SKYE) laden with five hundred and twenty four metric tonnes of illegal products.
    By ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri
    Gunmen have kidnapped a Naval Personnel simply identified as Kola along the Sapele/Benin road in Delta State, AUTHENTIC News Daily has gathered.
    It was learnt that the kidnappers are currently demanding four million Naira ransom from the families of the Naval Personnel.
    AUTHENTIC News Daily further gathered that the Naval Personnel was returning from a course in Sapele when the gunmen attacked and kidnapped him to the forest.
    At the time of filing this report, the Police are combing the area with a view to rescuing the victim unhurt.
    The Delta State acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Andrew Aniamaka confirmed the report in a chat with our correspondent.
    DSP Aniamaka said, “There’s a report of kidnap. The person allegedly kidnapped is a Seaman. His name is Omoniyi K D.
    “He was last seen in the evening of 29th when he drove out of the Naval Engineering College, Sapele in his Toyota Picnic vehicle.
    ” The hoodlums called with his old number and are demanding for four million naira.
    “The Police is doing everything possible with all the relevant Security Agencies towards his rescue and the apprehension of the hoodlums.”
    The Commander of the Nigeria Navy Ship, NNS Delta, Commodore Ibrahim Dewu did  not pick calls neither did he replied text messages put across to his mobile phone for over three hours.
    A development that makes one wonder if the Naval Commander values the life of his personnel.
    At the time of filing this report, there was serious tension within the area where the incident occurred.

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