NPC commissioner kidnapped by gunmen in Rivers regains freedom

THE kidnapped Federal Commissioner of the National Population Commission (NPC), Gloria Izonfuo, has been freed after five days in captivity.

The former Bayelsa State Head of Service was taken by gunmen at the Ogbakiri junction in Emuoha Local Government Area of Rivers State last Sunday.

Izonfuo was kidnapped alongside her driver and maid, while returning from a trip to Brass, Bayelsa State.

The Rivers State Police Command Spokesperson, Grace Iringe-Koko, confirmed Izonfuo’s release on Friday, April 28.

Iringe-Koko stated that an investigation is still ongoing to apprehend the kidnappers and bring them to justice.

However, she did not confirm if Izonfuo’s driver and maid were freed alongside her.



    Although her kidnapper had demanded for a N500 million ransom, the police spokesperson did not confirm if the money was paid before her release.

    Meanwhile, the whereabouts of the former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Okey Wali, who was kidnapped two weeks ago is still unknown.

    Wali was kidnapped in the Obiri-Kwere axis of the East-West Road, near Port Harcourt and his kidnappers are yet to contact his family.

    The gunmen killed his driver and another aide before abducting him.

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