The police in Delta have confirmed abduction of four Itsekiri leaders and some officials of Elcrest, a firm, by suspected militants in the state.
Speaking with NAN on Friday, Andrew Aniamaka, spokesperson of the Delta police command, said the police in collaboration with the army were looking for the suspects.
“The police backed by the military are on the trail of the hoodlums,” Aniamaka said.
NAN reports that the victims were kidnapped in a community in Benin River, Warri north local government area, at about 5:00pm on Tuesday.
The were said to have been returning to Warri from Ureju when they were abducted.
“The community leaders had gone to show the officials of Elcrest, a location for the firm’s proposed free medical outreach. The kidnappers are demanding a ransom of N36 million from the company and also requesting their inclusion in the company’s payroll,” NAN quoted a source as saying.
Abubakar Abdullah, coordinator of the joint media campaign centre of operations Delta safe (OPDS), said that his team is “on top of the situation”.