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Two School Children Abducted In Calabar

Police in Calabar are in frantic search of two primary school pupils who were abducted on their way from school by unknown men.

Two School Children ages five and three have been abducted by suspected kidnappers in Calabar, Cross River State capital.

The kids, Etido Asuquo and Ntia Auquo 5 and 3 respectively, were abducted on their way back home after school hours.

The pupils of Holy Child Convent Primary School located at No. 5 Efut Abua Street, Calabar South local government area were trapped in the heavy traffic and the unknown men were said to have emerged from nowhere pretending to assisted them and took them away to unknown destination.

A witness who gave his name as Edet said the kids were taken away by two men who disguised as ‘good Samaritans ’to assist the children cross the road, but ended up putting them in their car and sped off with the children.

“I saw some men standing at the school gate and as I was busy in my shop, I saw the men trying to assist the children to cross the road, at first I thought they were parents of the kids but later in the evening news broke out that two children were missing that was when it dawned on me that the children were taken away by the two men,”

The distraught mother of the kids, Nyeti Etim, 28, who spoke as tears rushed down her cheeks, said her kids left home very early in the morning to school but have not return.

The lady explained that as at Tuesday afternoon, she has not been contacted by anybody, particularly those who abducted the kids.

“I don’t know whether the kidnappers would demand ransom or they had an ulterior motive ” she said.

The Headmistress of the school, Mrs. Asari Eta said the incident occurred at about 12 noon, adding that the school has contacted the police on the matter.

When contacted on phone, Cross River State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr John Eluu confirmed the incident saying that the Divisional Police Officer has called him on phone and informed him of the incident but he was yet to receive details. He promised to give details later but at the time of going to the Press, he was yet to get back to us.

 Edem Edem, Calabar

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