Kidnappers have abducted Mrs. Edith Moron, wife of the Principal of Gbanrainowei Grammar School, Okolobiri, Bayelsa State, Mr. Pereowei Moron.
The incident occurred about 2.03am on Friday in their residence at Azikoro Village, Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state.
The 12-man gang reportedly gained access into the house of the school principal after breaking in through a window.
SUNDAY PUNCH learnt that after entering, the hoodlums pointed a gun at Edith’s brother, whom they used to lure the principal and his wife out of their bedroom.
It was learnt that when the principal and his wife came out, their attackers shot at the house repeatedly to make them realise that they were serious with their mission.
Sources told our correspondent that the kidnappers’ target was the principal’s wife, hence they shot her in the leg before whisking her away.
A close family source, who begged not to be named, said only two of the kidnappers went inside while others stayed outside the building to provide security for their colleagues.
The source added that the kidnappers ransacked the house, stole some money and other valuables before leaving with their victim to an unknown destination.
According to the source, the kidnappers have established contact with the kidnappers and demanded N3m ransom before her release.
“The family of the victim has been discussing with them. The matter has been reported to the police,’’ the source said.
SUNDAY PUNCH gathered that the victim is in her 40s and hails from Sampou in Kolokuma/Opokuma LGA of the state.
Efforts to get the reaction of the spokesman for the Bayelsa State Police Command, Mr. Asinim Butswat, proved abortive.
However, a senior police officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the matter, confirmed the abduction.