A Staff of the Delta State University, Abraka, Mr. John Ogeleke has been kidnapped by some suspected Fulani herdsmen at Kwale, Ndokwa West Local Government Area, Delta State on thursday.
A source in the community told our correspondent that the herdsmen have demanded N5 million as ransom for the victim’s release, lamenting that Ogume has become a centre of attraction for kidnappers.
Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, Celestina Kalu, who confirmed the incident, said the victim was kidnapped when he was heading towards Ogume from Kwale in his Nissan Pathfinder jeep.
She also said that four Fulani men armed with guns and sticks came from a nearby bush, forcing the vehicle to a stop, as they took him to the bush.
Still Speaking, she said that the Police in Kwale division,vigilante team members, men of Dragon 25 police patrol team and reinforcement from nearby divisions are already in search for the culprits.
Kalu however said that the Fulani leader in Kwale, Alhaji Mudi, has been beckoned upon to aid in the search of the terrorists because of the various camps located there.