Gunmen Kidnap, Release Army Lieutenant


An Army Lieutenant that was abducted by gunmen in Port Harcourt last week has regained her freedom days after her kidnap.

The officer, identified as Lt Mary Yohanna of 6 Division Military Police, and was recently commissioned as an Executive officer, was said to be returning home with three fellow officers from a party when the criminals blocked them and whisked her away living other officers to go unhurt.

Nationalwire gathered that the army officer who serves at Bori Camp, attended a party they hosted as a group of newly commissioned officers before the incident.

A source disclosed that “they were stopped at Rumuola bridge by armed men and she was dragged out of her car while the other three male officers looked helpless as none of them was armed to counter the criminals.

“They entered their Mazda car and drove the girl away but efforts are on to track her phone for possible rescue,” Nationalwire learnt.

However, another source has hinted that the army officer has regained her freedom but couldn’t tell whether they paid any ransom or not to the kidnappers.

“The officer has been released. I am yet to get full details of what really happened. My joy is that she has reunited back to her unit and I cannot say for now whether ransom was paid or not.”

Efforts to reach the Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, Bori Camp, Major Charles Ekeocha failed as his phone couldn’t be reached.

Post Author: Friday Ekeoba