ABAKALIKI – A four-year-old girl, little Miss Faith Chukwuka Okorie, of Ohaozara Local Government of Ebonyi State was last Friday reported to have been allegedly kidnapped by unknown gunmen at about 9 p.m.
Little Faith, who is the daughter of a primary school teacher in Ebonyi State, was kidnapped at the Mgbom Enu, home of Mr. ChukwukaOkorie.
It was, however, gathered that Mr. Okorie while in his residence, was accosted by the hoodlums with guns who forcefully took away his daughter and as they (hoodlums) left the compound, they dispossessed family members of their mobile phones.
A source close to the family said the victim was a pupil of the Federal Government College, Okposi Nursery School in Ohaozara Local Government Council and that so far, the family was yet to ascertain the motive behind the kidnap.
Although, the motive of the kidnappers was not yet clear, Vanguard learnt that the family had established contact with kidnappers who demanded N5 million ransom before the victim would be released.
The incident had been reported to Ebonyi State Police Divisional Headquarters, Obiozara for appropriate action. Contacted, Ebonyi State Police Public Relations Officer Deputy Superintendent Sylvester Igbo, who said he was yet to be communicated on the development, assured the family and general public of police preparedness to combat crimes and criminality in the state.