Report reaching the situation room of IGBERE TV confirms that a Toyota Sienna car which belongs to Nezam Transport Company has been intercepted by suspected armed robbers.
Further report says that the vehicle was conveying 6 persons from Lagos enroute to Otukpo in Benue State before it was intercepted along 9th Mile expressway in Enugu state on Saturday evening.
Loveth Oyibe, elder sister of two of the occupants, identified as 22-year-old Kate Oyibe and Samuel Oyibe-13 who reported the attack to Journalist says the gun men whisked away all passengers.
She, however, said that a passenger and the driver of the vehicle escaped.“They left Lagos yesterday in the morning.“I called them from time to time to know their whereabouts.“The last time I spoke with my younger sister, she said they where at 9th Mile.“And that was the last time we spoke.“I called later around 9pm to know their whereabouts but the number was switched off.“I asked him to call my uncle that they were to stay in his house in Otukpo.
Loveth disclosed further that her father was able to reach the driver of the vehicle who is currently at the 9th Mile police station, and that the driver told him they were intercepted by some gunmen who whisked the passengers away, including her two siblings.
”The driver claimed he escaped alongside the front seat-passenger,” Loveth said.
However, The kidnappers have already established contact with Loveth’s father, Mr Oyibe and have demanded an undisclosed amount to release his children.
Confirming the development, Loveth said, “My younger sister just spoke with my dad, saying they were kidnapped.
“The kidnapper spoke to my dad too, saying he should arrange money for them. It was an undisclosed amount.”
Meanwhile, the Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Ebere Amarizu while confirming the incident says Police intelligent department is already trialling the kidnappers.