A housewife identified simply as Faith, together with her children, has been abducted by gunmen in Sapele, headquarters of Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the yet-to-be-identified gunmen drove away the victims in the family’s Toyota Sienna Car, 2007 model.
The incident reportedly occurred at about 10.00 p.m. on Friday night as the family was returning home on closing from the woman’s cosmetic shop at Okirighwre Junction.
Sources said that the gunmen suddenly struck at the entrance to the family’s Ojo Alaba Street, Okirighwre residence as the husband was trying to open the main gate.
Witnesses said that the gunmen suddenly struck and ambushed the unsuspecting family at the gate, while the woman and the children were whisked to an undisclosed destination.
The embattled husband was quoted as posting on Sapele Matters, a Facebook page, saying, “My family has just been kidnapped in my Sienna Car at Ojo Alaba Street Okirighwre”.
The post added, “Toyota Sienna 2007. My wife’s name is Faith. She has a cosmetic store at Okirighwre Junction”.
When contacted by newsmen over the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer for Delta State Command, DSP Edafe Bright, could not confirm the situation but promised to find out.
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