School Principal Kidnapped In Akwa Ibom

The Principal of Madonna Community Secondary School, Monday Ekoriko, was kidnapped in the Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State on Saturday.

The criminals reportedly went away with Monday Ekoriko’s SUV and motorcycle.

Ekoriko’s wife, Menim, while narrating the incident on Sunday, said the armed men besieged the family compound at Udianga.

Enem, in Etim Ekpo LGA of the state around 7.30 pm 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.”

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The victim’s eldest son, Menyene, said when he learned of the incident, he had to rush down to the village to immediately report 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.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon, confirmed the incident saying, “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 is supervising, and they are closing in on the abductors.”