Woman Led Gunmen Who Abducted Sen Aguariavwodo’s Mother

Source: thewillnigeria.com

BEVERLY HILLS, February 17, (THEWILL) – Madam Sarah Aguariavwodo, 83 year-old mother of the former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Senator Emmanuel Edesiri Aguariavwodo, has been kidnapped by a kidnap gang, led by a female ring leader, in Okpare-Olomu, Ughelli South Council Area of Delta State.

THEWILL gathered that Sarah was seized by the kidnappers who struck about 11:30 pm Tuesday night amid heavy shooting in the community when residents had already gone to bed.

Local sources told our correspondent that sympathizers have been trooping to the country home of the Aguariavwodos since the incident.

One of the community leaders who confirmed the incident said that the kidnappers had made three previous attempt on the victim but failed.

The suspected kidnappers were said to have stormed the sleepy community in two cars with heavily armed men who shot until they whisked their victim away.

Another source disclosed that six of the eight-gunmen walked into the compound to abduct her but the victim had resisted them until the female gang leader ordered her men to carry the victim on their shoulders and take her away.

State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Celestina Kalu who confirmed the abduction, in a telephone conversation, said the police and other security agencies were working hard to rescue her.

No contact have been established with family members of the victim as at the time of filing this report.

Meanwhile, angry Okpare-Olomu community women singing Urhobo war songs have protested the abduction of the octogenarian, calling on her captors to release her immediately or suffer the calamity of curses being rained on them.

Story by Joe Ogbodu