Suspected kidnappers have reportedly kidnapped a woman, Ijeoma Nweke, who was with her 13-year-old daughter at Hill Top area of Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.
The state police public relations officer, Loveth Odah, confirmed the incident on Tuesday. She said Nweke, 38, was abducted around 5am while she was headed to church with her daughter on Monday.
“Some men suspected to be kidnappers suddenly emerged from the bush, chased and abducted Nweke on their way to morning mass at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
“The daughter narrowly escaped, ran back and informed the father, Mr John Nweke, of the abduction of the mother who reported the matter to the Police.
“We are still carrying out investigations to unravel the motive behind the abduction since the suspects had not contacted the family to demand for ransom,” she said.
Odah said the command has deployed men of the State Anti-Kidnapping Squad and the State Anti- Robbery Squad (SARS) to secure the victim’s release.
She urged members of the public to remain vigilant and conscious of suspicious movements around their areas.