Gunmen Kidnap Two Expatriates, Nigerian In Akwa Ibom

Gunmen Kidnap Two Expatriates, Nigerian In Akwa Ibom

Two expatriates and a Nigerian, one Dr. Idongesit Udom, have been reportedly kidnapped in Akwa Ibom State.

The expatriates, who work for an unnamed construction company in the state, were said to have been forcefully taken away by gunmen from a hotel room in Eket on Sunday evening.

Dr. Udom, a retired ExxonMobil staff and the Proprietor of Sure Foundation Polytechnic, was also kidnapped the same day while worshipping in a church.

Spokesman for the Akwa Ibom State Police Command, Mr Chukwu Okechukwu, said that the Police had commenced investigation into the incidents.

He added that the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Donald Awunah, has also led a team of senior police officers to Eket over the matter.

Mr Okechukwu, however, said the Police had no information on the identities, workplace and nationalities of the expatriates.

According to him, the Command is also working hard to ensure the release of Dr. Udom, a native of Idung Nneke village in Ukanafun Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.