Two persons have been kidnapped by militants who invaded Afikpo community in Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
It was gathered that the militants stormed the area through the waterways from Cross River State, abducted the victims, whose identity could not be verified at the time of filing this report.
Investigation revealed that the militants, who were suspected to be sea pirates, notified the Afikpo community before their coming and the attention of the Commissioner of Police was drawn to the threat, with the deployment of hundreds of policemen to barricade the area.
Commissioner of Police, Peace Ibekwe Abdallah, who led a combined team of army and police to visit the scene for on-the-spot assessment, said the militants blew up a police patrol vehicle with dynamite and burnt some temporary structures belonging to the people of the area.
Peace lamented that the militants equally killed a Police Inspector just as she noted that the presence of police at the scene prevented the militants from gaining access to banks, which according to reports, was their main target.