Kidnapped former Transport Minister’s aide still in captivity

Donu Kogbara, a former Media Assistant to former Minster of Transport, Dr. Abiye Sekibo who was abducted in Port Harcourt by unknown gunmen on Sunday has not been released. The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ahmed Muhammad confirmed the development, saying police was on the trail of the kidnappers.

Kogbara was whisked away in the early hours of Sunday by unknown gunmen at her Nkpogu residence in a CRV jeep.

It could not be confirmed if the kidnappers have established contact with the family for ransom at press time,

Meantime, the Rivers state government has condemned the abduction. Governor Nyesom Wike who spoke through his media aide, Opunabo Nko-Tariah expressed strong hope that she will be released unhurt.

He said the government was making effort to ensure every resident in the state enjoyed adequate security.

“Although the government is not seized of the issue, no responsible government will brook such acts of criminality. On this premise, the kidnap is roundly condemned and we believe that by God’s grace, she will come out alive. The government is working assiduously to ensure a crime free state and that is why he has stopped at nothing to provide the necessary tools including the donation of 64 security fitted vans to the Police. By God’s grace, she will be released in good health”, he assured.

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