BY JIMITOTA ONOYUME
PORT HARCOURT: THREE corps members have been kidnapped at the Corpers’ lodge in Ogonokom Community Secondary school, Abua/Odua local government area.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Angela Agabe confirmed the development. Sunday Vanguard gathered that those kidnapped were two males and one female corps members.
Sources around the Corpers’lodge told the Sunday Vanguard that the kidnappers stormed the lodge at about 12 midnight yesterday, adding that they shot sporadically to scare the neighbourhood.
As press time, Sunday Vanguard learnt that no contact had been established with relatives and colleagues of the kidnapped Corps members for ransom. The state DSP Agabe said that the Police was on top of the situation, stressing that efforts were on to secure the release of the hostages, a development community sources corroborated when they spoke to the Sunday Vanguard.
Abduction of Corps members is not a strange incident in the state as they had been kidnapped about four times in the last three years.
A source at the National Youth Service Corp secretariat said Corps members at Ogonokom community had been relocated temporarily to a nearby community for safety. “They might go back to Ogonokom community when their security is assured”, the source said.