Gunmen Kidnap 5 Female Footballers, Club Owner in Edo, Demand N5m Each

5 female Nigerian grassroots footballers, alongside the club owner have been kidnapped at Oronigbe community in Edo state, a boundary between Delta and Edo states.

The victims were kidnapped at the border town between Edo and Delta State while returning from a football tournament at Owa-Alero in the Ika North-East Local Government Area of Delta State on Friday, August 12, 2022.

Husband to one of the kidnapped victims said contact had been established with family members as kidnappers demanded N5 million as ramsom for each of them.

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He said, “they went to Owa-Alero to play football match. So, on their way back, they were kidnapped at Oronigbe area, the boundary between Delta and Edo state.

“Some of the victims are Mrs Precious Agbajor, that is my wife, one Abraham, Nancy, Beatrice including the driver. They are six in number that are in kidnapper’s den. The matter have been reported to Oronigbe police station.

“The kidnappers have contacted us, and asked me to pay N5 million for my wife. In fact, I’m confused as I speak to you now.”

When contacted, the police public relations officer in Delta state, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the incident, adding that the incident happened in Edo state, Nigeria.

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