In Rivers Gunmen kidnap lecturer, demand N2m ransom

Ohiri was said to have kidnapped from his resident in Aluu community, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.

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A lecturer in the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT), Dr. Reginald Ohiri, has been abducted by unknown gunmen, Vanguard reports.

Ohiri was said to have kidnapped from his resident in Aluu community, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.

The abductors have reached out to his family, demanding N2 million ransom, report said.

Report said the gunmen stormed the lecturer's compound on the evening of Monday, August 1, through the main gate which was forced open.

Confirming the incident, the spokesman of UNIPORT, Dr. William Wodi, said he did not have much details about Ohiri's abduction.

“I have heard about it. His name is Dr. Ohiri and a lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry, UNIPORT. I learnt he was kidnapped at his resident in Aluu,” Wodi said.

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The Public Relations Officer of the Rivers State Police Command, Mr. Nnamdi Omoni also confirmed the incident, saying details are still sketchy.

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