Gunmen, on Tuesday, kidnapped Oscar Ofuka, the Special Adviser on Cocoa Development and Control, Ntufam to Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade.
The gunmen, who have been about 5 in quantity, stormed the premises of the Cross River Broadcasting Corporation (CRBC) in Calabar and whisked away Ofuka in an unregistered crimson Hilux van, which was parked outdoors the premises of the radio station.
It was gathered that workers members of the company tried to cease the kidnapping of the governor’s aide however have been threatened by the gun-wielding abductors, who warned them to not hinder the kidnapping or be able to endure the results, Leadership stories.
Giving an eye-witness account, a lady recognized merely as Deborah, narrated that one of many unknown gunmen sprayed a peppery substance into her eyes as she tried to cease the kidnapping.
According to her, she grabbed the hand of one of many gunmen to let Ofuka off the gunmen’s grip, however was stung by the hotness of the peppery substance and thereafter gave up.
Meanwhile, the Cross River State Commissioner of Police, Sikiru Akande, whose consideration was drawn to the incident, reportedly responded by deploying virtually 50 armed policemen to seek for the Ofuka.