Gunmen kidnap Immigration Officer posted for election duty in Cross River
An Assistant Superintendent of Immigration, Asi Godwin Imojara, has been kidnapped, along the Biase axis of Calabar-Ogoja Highway, Cross River State.
Imojara and three other officers, were abducted on Thursday, by the kidnappers at Biase on their way to Ogoja for today’s election, at about 3:30pm.
According to a source, the four were travelling in a Toyota Corolla vehicle when they were attacked and whisked away to an unknown destination.
The source said the kidnappers were demanding N N50 as ransom.
The source said: “An Assistant Superintendent of Immigration (ASI) Imojara Godwin Imojara was kidnapped at Biase while on his way to Ogoja from Calabar.
He left Calabar at about 3:14p.m. and was kidnapped at about 3:30p.m.
“He was going for special duty election duty. They were four of them, travelling in a 2011/12 Toyota Corolla…”
“The first call the kidnappers put across was around 7:28pm in the evening. They demanded for money – the sum of 50 million naira before they will release him.”
When contacted, the State Command, Police Public Relations Officer, SP Irene Ugbo, confirmed the incident, said police were already on their trail.
“I got a call concerning the abduction. He is not the only one, other persons were involved. We are on it.
“The CP Election has directed that drastic action should be taken. It is being worked on. Let us hope and pray that before Saturday, everything will be fine,” Ugbo said.