Wife of the Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Mrs. Margaret Emefiele has been reportedly kidnapped alongside six other persons by a group of heavily armed kidnappers.
Mrs Emefiele and the six others were said to have been abducted along the Benin-Agbor Road on Thursday.
According to online reports, sources disclosed that the kidnappers who have already made contact with their victim’s husband were demanding a huge sum in ransom in the region of N1.5 billion.
Meanwhile, over 1000 combined team of soldiers, air force officers and mobile police are said to have been deployed to the forest at Benin-Agbor road where Mrs Emefiele was taken to after she was kidnapped yesterday.
Though the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Don Awunah would not pick several calls to his phone, Police sources said the commissioners of Police of Edo and Delta States were spotted at Ugoneki police station yesterday evening where they are working with others to find the kidnapped woman.
Unconfirmed sources told our correspondent that the abductors forced Mrs Emefiele into their vehicle with tinted glasses and drove through Agbor after shooting sporadically into thin air to scare onlookers away.
Meanwhile, the Delta Sate governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Charles Aniagwu yesterday pleaded with abductors of the CBN governor’s wife and six others to release them unhurt.