Suspected gunmen have kidnapped the Senior Pastor of a popular church in Calabar, Rev Mike Obiora of Word Alive Church located at Anating Street off Atu, Calabar South local government area.
Nigeriacrime.com learned that the cleric was abducted alongside his daughter simply identified as Shalom including a landlord who had just moved into his new house at the end of Victory Way, Satellite Town, Calabar Municipality LGA at about 8 to 9 pm on Thursday.
The Pastor’s house and that of the new landlord were close to the stream area at the end of Victory Way in Satellite town, and the kidnappers had a standby boat which they used in whisking away their victims after they had successfully carried out their operation.
A security source who pleaded anonymity said that one of the victim’s shoes was found as security agents searched the entrance to the creek and its adjoining surroundings but the hoodlum was long gone because the distress call came a bit late.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Irene Ugbo who confirmed the incident said they won’t relent until all those kidnapped were found.
“We are aware of the incident, our men swung into action when they got the distress call, we won’t relent until they are found.
“They have (tactical teams) combed the entire area thoroughly yesterday till this morning, but we won’t stop until we find them, ” SP Ugbo assured.