Gunmen kidnap 78 year-old Mrs. Abiante
By Faustinus Nwaorgu
Over 15 heavily-armed gunmen Saturday night have kidnapped 78 year-old Mrs. Mabel Abiante, in her residence at Ngo, headquarters of Andoni local government of Rivers State.
Mrs. Abiante was kidnapped at about 8.50pm while watching television in her sitting room. She had closed from her shop at about 8.30pm.
Eyewitnesses narrated that the gun men, who shot sporadically, had positioned some of their men around the house while others moved into the sitting room where they whisked Mrs. Abiante away.
The gun men were, however, challenged by one of Mrs. Abiante’s daughters who was home when they struck. But her efforts did nothing to stop the gunmen who used the butts of their gun on her head and right hand leaving her with swollen body..
The kidnappers made their escape through a side of the Ngo River close to the Abiante family house.
They were yet to make contacts with the family as at the time of this report.