Crime and Security

Freed Immigration spokesperson, tells how kidnappers sold her to another gang

Freed Immigration spokesperson, tells how kidnappers sold her to another gang

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The spokesperson of the Edo State Command of the Nigerian Immigration Service, Mrs Bridget Esene, who was kidnapped on Sunday, 24, has regained her freedom.

Mrs Esene was abducted by five armed men who trailed her to her church at Ikhueniro, a community in Benin City.

Edo State Police Command spokesman, Chidi Nwabuzor, who confied the development said Mrs Esene was released at about 4p.m. on Tuesday, January 26.

Nwabuzor did not confirm if ransom was paid or not for her release, however, a family source, claimed that ransom was paid to secure her release but didn’t disclose the amount.

The source claimed that Mrs. Esene narrated how she was abducted at gunpoint by the kidnappers and sold to another gang suspected to be herdsmen.

“I was forced into the car and driven out of the church premises by the five gunmen who later sold me to another set of kidnappers who are suspected herdsmen. The armed men later took me into the forest and some other hardened kidnappers were on ground to receive me. I was later sold to another set of gunmen who then took her deeper into the forest,” she was quoted as saying

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