Kidnappers kill men delivering ransom in Bayelsa

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Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers on Sunday shot and killed two persons on a mission to deliver ransom money along the Onuebum-Otuogori road in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa.

It was gathered from community sources that the incident occurred at about 1am.

Although details of the incident remain unclear, it was learnt that the two slain victims were on a mission to the kidnappers’ den to pay ransom when they met their untimely death.

The deceased were identified as Mr Lagos Godgift and his driver, Mr Christopher Etima.

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Spokesman of the State Police Command, DSP Asinim Butswat, confirmed the incident.

He said: “On 16/12/2018, at about 0100 hrs one Lagos Godgift (m) and his driver Christopher Etima (m) went to pay ransom to kidnappers at Onuebum, but they were murdered by the suspected kidnappers at Onuebum.

“The scene was visited and the two corpses deposited at FMC Morgue Yenagoa. The Black Toyota Sequoia Jeep with Registration Number LAGOS EKY 382 CZ was removed to Kolo Divisional Headquarters.

“The command has launched a manhunt for the kidnappers.”

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