Today makes it nine days that two toddlers of same parents were kidnapped in the AGIP area in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
As of Friday night when The Neighbourhood spoke with a member of the family, the abductors had not made any contact or placed any request for ransom.
Family sources told The Neighbourhood that the two toddlers, all boys, aged about a year, and the other about two years, have been missing since Friday, November 13. The newspaper gathered that their mother, who runs a shop, had taken them to the shop said not to be far from where they reside. Their father(identity shielded), a serving Police Mobile Force Officer from Abua in Abua/Odual local government, was on duty on the day of the incident.
It was gathered that the woman was busy in her shop attending to customers and was not aware when the toddlers possibly were taken away. She could not explain how the two children left the shop.
Attempts by The Neighbourhood to speak with their father, Obu Keepeli, on the sad development, were unsuccessful.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Rivers State Police Command, Nnamdi Omoni, told one of our Correspondents on Saturday that he was not aware of the incident. “I didn’t hear of such a development as no such report came to us (at the Police Command headquarters).” He promised to call the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, in the area, for any information on that. Omoni, a Superintendent of Police, had yet to call back as of the time of this report.