Gunmen kidnaps Catholic Women leader in Calabar


Another havoc in the house of God as Mrs Bibiana Elemi Edu, President of Catholic Women Organisation, CWO, in Cross River State has been abducted by unknown gun men on Friday while holding a meeting with reverend sisters at the Old People’s Home, Marian Hill, Calabar.

Mrs Elemi Edu who is a director with the Cross River State Ministry of Heath was abducted on Friday while waiting in his car for the reverend sisters to open the gate of the Home at Marian Hill located on Target Street, Calabar.

“She was waiting in her car and blaring the car horn for the revered sisters to open the gate which took quite some time and that may have attracted the kidnappers who were driving past to go over to where she parked her car dragged her out of her SUV into their gulf and sped off”

A reverend sister at the home who said she came out at about the same time the woman was being taken away by the hoodlums said some boys around the area who hawk items around the Calabar Zoo which is adjacent the Old People’s Home said that, “The boys selling items around the zoo tried to stop the kidnappers but they brought out guns and threatened to shoot at them prompting the boys to run away”.

A family source told this reporter that since her abduction on Friday morning, the hoodlums only called her husband, Mr Elemi Edu on Saturday to demand for 100 million Naira ransom and since then they have not been heard from again

The Cross River State Police Commissioner, Ozi Obe Jimoh said a police team of policemen is already out to try to rescue the woman.

“A police team is already out to track the hoodlum and she will soon be rescued”. Jimoh said.

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