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Gunmen Kidnap Immigration Officer On Election Duty, Two Others In Calabar


Gunmen have kidnapped an Assistant Superintendent of Nigeria Immigration Service, Imojara Godwin Imojara.

The victim alongside two others, were dragged away on Thursday while they were on Ikom-Calabar highway traveling to Ogoja where he was posted for tomorrow’s governorship election.

It is reported that between October 2022 and March 2023, more than 60 motorists and travellers have been abducted along Ikom-Calabar highway.

One of such incidents involved the former minister Usani Usani, who escaped death by the whiskers.

The Immigration officer was amongst other travellers in a Toyota Corolla vehicle when the kidnappers struck and took him and two others away.

Our sources say the abductors have demanded N50 million naira as ransom before the officer would be released.

“An Assistant Superintendent of Immigration (ASI) Imojara Godwin Imojara was kidnapped in Biase while on his way to Ogoja from Calabar yesterday. He left Calabar at about 3:14pm and was kidnapped at about 3:30pm.

“He was going for special election duty.

Spokesperson of the Nigeria Police Force in Cross River State, Irene Ugbo confirmed the development, adding that they are working to ensure the release of the victims.

“The CP Election has directed that drastic action be taken. It is being worked on. Let us hope and pray that before tomorrow (Saturday), everything will be fine”, Ugbo said.

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