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Published On: Thu, Jun 12th, 2014

Police move to rescue abducted sisters in Abuja

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By Stanley Onyekwere with agency report

The police in Abuja on Tuesday said that it is working hard to rescue the two sisters allegedly abducted by unknown gunmen in Karmo, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

This was disclosed by the Public Relation Officer (PRO), of the FCT Police command, Altine Daniel, who spoke to our reporter via telephone.

This is coming three days after the two sisters, Ejura and Unekwu Opaluwah, were purported kidnapped from their home in Karmo, Abuja, on Sunday June 8th, by five unknown armed men.

It was gathered that the gunmen stormed the area in a blue Honda with registration nos HR152ABC abducted the two sisters; Ejura Opaluwa, a medical student at St. Lucia University, South America and Unekwu Opaluwa, a Covenant University student, studying Economics, from their home in the area.

Peoples Daily learnt that the incident has been reported at the police station at Life Camp, near the area.

 Confirming the incident, the PRO simply said: “It is a case of alleged abduction not kidnapping that we are working at.”

It was however gathered that the ladies father, is Engr. Samson Opaluwa, a Director in the Federal Ministry of Works.

“The gunmen, numbering about 5, at about 5 p.m. stormed the young ladies’ parents’ home at Associated Estate, No. 55, Impresit Camp, Karmo, Abuja to rob them.

“After the robbery, they were dissatisfied with the amount of money they got from their victims and on their way out abducted the two ladies”, an online source quoted the girls’ uncle, Mr. Atayi Opalwah.

According to the report, the family of the ladies said they have been contacted and the kidnappers are demanding N200million.

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