A soldier attached to the 13th Brigade of the Nigerian Army was

Punch reports that the victim, Musa Lawal, just stepped out of a bank when the gunmen hustled him into a waiting vehicle and drove off.

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According to an eyewitness who identified himself as Emma Abang, the incident took place at about 10 a.m in the presence of security officials at the bank.

“The army officer was kidnapped in front of one of the popular banks along Calabar Road after he had finished his transactions.

“It was not clear whether they kidnapped him because of the transaction he went to carry out, but they just whisked him into their vehicle and zoomed off. They took him to an unknown destination,” he said.

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Punch reports that a security operative, who pleaded anonymity, confirmed the kidnap.

However, the Army Public Relations Officer in charge of 13 Brigade, Calabar, Capt. Kayode Owolabi said he was not aware of the abduction.