From Jefferson Ibiwale, Benin
The Police Command in Edo on Wednesday confirmed the abduction of the wife and daughter of a transport magnate, Abel Omoruyi, chief executive officer of Iyare Motors, in Benin.
Spokesman of the state police command, Moses Eguavoen, a deputy superintendent of police, said that the victims were kidnapped by unknown gunmen.
Eguavoen said that the police had received the complaint and had swung into action to effect the release of the victims.
“We are doing everything to rescue the victims unhurt and to arrest the perpetrators,” he stated.
He said that all black spots had been put under surveillance to block possible escape routes.
The woman and her daughter were said to have been kidnapped on Tuesday night in the Ugbor area of Benin on their way home after business.
A source said the abductors were armed with sophisticated weapons and were yet to make contact with the victims’ family.