Tension in Asaba as gunmen abduct teacher’s child from school

There was palpable tension in Issele-Azagba, a suburb of Asaba, Delta state capital on Thursday as a teacher’s child was whisked away by heavily armed men.

Trouble started when the bandits stormed Issele-Azagba secondary School and kidnapped the teacher’s child in the early hours of the day.

Two persons were abducted by the hoodlums a day before in the area.

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The abduction caused panic in the community as teachers and students took to the streets of Issele-Azagba protesting the spate of kidnapping in the community and the school.

The students filed out and protested to the Obi’s Palace while the teachers on their part protested to the state police command in Asaba, Okpanam road, to register their grievances.

It would be recalled that last year, about five students and a teacher were also kidnapped with one of the students losing his life as he ran into the bush.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, said: “Please, I am in a conference right now, we are having Senior officers conference”.