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Delta police confirm kidnap of 90-year-old grandmother

03 August 2015, 21:34

Asaba - The Delta Police Command has confirmed the abduction of a 90-year-old grandmother, Madam Helen Ojeogwu, by gunmen.

The command said the nonegerian was abducted from her home in Azungwu quarters, Ogwashi-Uku, in Aniocha South local government area of the state.

The Command’s spokesperson, DSP Celestina Kalu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday via telephone that the victim was kidnapped last Monday by a six-man armed gang who operated in a Mitsubushi L300 bus.

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She said: "On July 27, 2015, at about 9.46 p.m., one Ojeogwu Chike of 24 Umuzu St., Azungwu Quarters, Ogwashi-Uku, came to station and reported that one madam Ojeogwu Helen, aged 90 years, has been kidnapped.

"He said that the victim was kidnapped by six unknown gunmen who drove into the victim's family compound in a dark blue ten-passenger Mitsubushi L300 bus with registration number unknown and took her away to an unknown destination.’’

Kalu said that upon the receipt of the report, the police dispatched an anti-robbery team to the scene.

The spokesperson said that the command had intensified efforts to rescue the victim and arrest the culprits.


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