80 year-Old Father of Cross River Deputy Governor Kidnapped In CalabarBreaking News, Featured, Latest News, News Friday, October 11th, 2013
The Octogenarian father of the deputy governor of Cross River State, Efiok Etubom Essien Cobham was on Thursday evening kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Creek Town Area Odukpani Local Government Council.
The Gunmen abducted Cobham in his house in Calabar. His whereabouts is unknown as at the time of filling this report. The uncle of the Deputy Governor whose name could not be ascertained was equally believed to have been abducted by the kidnappers.
It was gathered that the house of the Director General of the State Security Service (SSS), who is from the area, Mr Ita Ekpenyong, was vandalized by the assailant. Reports say that the gunmen gained access to the area through the Calabar River with two speedboats and trained Dogs to scare the people.
The gunmen abducted Cobham, without any resistance it was gathered as the man had no security attached to him and made away through the creek.
The State Police Public Relations Officer Mr Hogan Bassey confirmed the incident but refused to comment one effort made citing security reasons.
As at press time, the kidnappers had not gotten in touch with the family. Creek Town is mostly accessible from Calabar the state capital by the river, as the road leading to the community is in poor condition. The community is less than 20 minutes from the state capital by the river.
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