By Nosa Akenzua, Asaba
Suspected Fulani herdsmen operating within Ogwashi uku Community, and its environs in Delta State on Monday evening allegedly kidnapped four persons around comprehensive secondary school area in the community.
Although the youths in the area were reported to have mobilized for the search of the victims, but their efforts, it was gathered, met a brick wall as they were said to have only recovered headties, Bibles and tabolins for their church service.
Sources said that the four persons including a senior pastor of a church in the area, were said to have been returning from their church site where they are errecting a makeshift building with planks when their assailants rounded them up around the comprehensive secondary school and were taken through the bush path to an unknown destination.
A farmer who claimed to have been watching the incident through his farm land but spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity said” The victims were rounded up by the assailants at gunpoint as they were shouting like Hausa men with AK-47, and they forced them into the bush path. I hide myself watching and when they left, I ran out to the town to call for help and the youths immediately mobilized themselves for a search party but to no avail”.
But in swift reaction, the police Commissioner in the state, Hafiz Mohammed Inuwa said that the police have intensified efforts with a view to ensuring the release of the kidnapped victims.