The Akwa Ibom State Police Command have confirmed the kidnap of the Principal of Madonna Community Secondary School, Monday Ekoriko, in Etim Ekpo local government area of Akwa Ibom State by gunmen on Saturday.
The command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon, confirmed the incident.
He said, “We received the information last night and, as we speak, the Commissioner of Police has ordered the deployment of a tactical team which the CP himself is supervising and they are closing in on the abductors.”
The hoodlums reportedly made away with Ekoriko’s SUV car and a motorcycle.
His wife, Menim, while narrating the incident on Sunday, said the armed men stormed the family compound at Udianga Enem in Etim Ekpo around 7.30pm and went straight to where her husband was sitting.
She said, “I was in the toilet when they arrived and took over strategic places in the compound while others invaded the house, fished him out and started beating him when he showed resistance. The operation lasted for about two hours.”
The victim’s eldest son, Menyene, said when he learnt of the incident, he rushed down to the village and immediately reported the matter to the Divisional Police Officer who led some of his men to the compound.
“They took some information from my mom and I as well as inspected the scene and gave assurances that the culprits would be apprehended,” he said.