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Gunmen abduct Rivers woman, leave other car occupants

Gunmen have kidnapped a woman identified simply as Mrs Anthonia around Nkpolu Junction in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.

It was gathered that the incident happened around 7pm on Wednesday when the gunmen stopped the victim, dragged her out of the car and whisked her away to an unknown destination.

The kidnappers reportedly picked their target and abandoned her vehicle along with the two other occupants of the car.

According to PUNCH, an eyewitness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the gunmen used their vehicle to block the road temporarily on sighting their target.

“The woman was driving when they shot at her car tires. They forced the woman into their own car and drove off.

“The husband of the victim, who was contacted, later arrived at the scene,” the source said.

The spokesman for the state police command, Nnamdi Omoni, said he had yet to get a report of the incident.

“I will find out from the Nkpolu Divisional Police Officer and get back to you,” Omoni added.

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