Gunmen Kidnap Commissioner In Cross River

Channels Television  
Updated April 9, 2017

Gunmen Kidnap Commissioner In Cross RiverThe Police have confirmed the kidnap of the Cross River State Commissioner for Water Resources, Mr Gabriel Odu-Oji.

According to the State Command, Mr Odu-Oji was kidnapped by unknown gunmen in the early hours of Sunday in Calabar South Local Government Area of the state.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Tunde Gbolarumi, confirmed the incident during a telephone interview with Channels Television.

Mr Gbolarumi said the Command has blocked all exit roads, with a strict stop and search exercise of all vehicles coming in and out of Calabar, aimed at preventing the kidnappers from fleeing out of the state’s capital successfully.

He noted that the Police and other security agencies will not rest in their oars in ensuring that the Commissioner, whom he said is still within Calabar according to intelligence report, is released without being hurt nor any ransom paid.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police appealed to the public to avail security agencies with necessary information that would lead to the whereabouts of the kidnappers and their victim.

He, however, sued for calm among members of the public and the victim’s immediate family, stating that the Police will ensure the release of the Commissioner in the shortest possible time.