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Gunmen kidnap university lecturer’s wife in Niger Delta

Wife of a lecturer with the Niger Delta University (NDU), was on Sunday kidnapped at Gbarantoru community in Yenagoa.

The gunmen, who reportedly entered the community through River Nun in a speedboat, fired sporadic shots to announce their arrival.

It was gathered that the gunmen headed to the residence of the lecturer, identified simply as Dr Charles.

A resident, who pleaded not to be named for fear of being targeted, said the gunmen missed their target, who evaded escape, prompting them to whisk away his wife, whom they took away in their boat.

Confirming the incident, spokesman for the Bayelsa State Police Command, Mr Asinim Butswat, said that the command was aware of the incident and was on the trail of the abductors.

“Yes, I heard of the incident and the police have commenced investigation with a view to apprehending the perpetrators and rescuing the victim,” Butswat said.

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