Exxon Mobil Staff School Headmistress Abducted, Aides killed In Eket
UYO, Oct 13, (THEWILL) - Less than one week after four prominent persons were kidnapped in Akwa Ibom State, an Indian headmistress of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited Staff School (MOBIL PEGASSUS SCHOOL) in Eket has been abducted even as her driver and two police men lost their lives in the process.
The school head, Mrs. Lakshimi Tom Bush was said to be on her way to QIT, the operational base of Mobil at Ibeno before her car was intercepted by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers, who engaged her and her police escort in a gun battle killing her driver and two policemen in the process before she was whisked away.
According to a Summit Daily report, the gunmen numbering about 15 waylaid the School head Teacher ‘s car along Grace Bill road in Eket, shot the official driver and a police escort killing both of them instantly, another police officer who attempted to confront the hoodlums was also killed before they escaped through Onna- Ikot Abasi Highway.
Eyewitness account told our correspondent who visited the scene of the incident shortly after the attack that at about 7.am while workers and school children were going to school and workplace resident of the area heard sporadic gun shots along Grace Bill road and shortly after, the bullet riddled car of the Mobil School head teacher was seen on the road even as the body of the driver and the police escorts were found inside the car.
It would be recalled that recently, the wife of the former military administrator, Group Captain Sam Ewang (rtd), Mrs. Comfort Ewang, the younger brother of the retired Air Vice Marshal Nsikak Eduok, Mr. Mike Eduok, a PDP women leader from Okon Eket, Miss Ekette William were abducted just last weekend and non of them has been released so far,
We gathered from a family source that the kidnappers of Mrs. Ewang are demanding for a ransom of N300 million before the woman will be released.
When contacted, the Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Police Mr. Walter Rugbere confirmed story saying efforts are being made to track dawn the suspects, stressing that for killing his men, there is no hiding place for kidnappers in the state, limiting that he will try all within his powers to ensure the freedom of the woman and those kidnapped previously.