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Gunmen kidnap pregnant woman in Edo, demand N5m ransom


Suspected gunmen yesterday, kidnapped a pregnant woman in Benin City, Edo State.

The pregnant woman, Mrs Uju Okwudili was kidnapped in the early hours of yesterday along Airport road while taking her children to school.

It was further learnt that the woman is almost due for delivery.

Residents of Ulemo who witnessed the ugly drama had wondered why the pregnant mother should be target for abduction by the gunmen.

However, husband to the expectant mother confirmed that the alleged kidnappers have already put a call across to the family requesting for the sum of five million naira ransom.

When contacted, the police image maker, SP, Chidi Nwabuzor said the case of the kidnapped pregnant woman was brought to his knowledge by a good Samaritan but however sued for time to enable him find out and get back to the reporter.

Credit: The Sun

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