From TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt
Suspected gunmen in military camouflage have abducted two foreigners in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Saturday Sun gathered that the incident occurred on Thursday, and the armed men escaped with the victims through Ndoki Street waterfronts in the state capital.
It was reliably gathered that about 2pm on the fateful day, persons suspected to be behind the operation, drove in two Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) and a Hummer Bus, all with tinted glasses into Ndoki Estate.
The source, who craved to remain anonymous, said the plate numbers of the SUVs were concealed and the occupants in the bus were in military camouflage.
According to the source, none of the occupants of the three vehicles alighted, as they stayed awhile and later drove off.
Another source, within the neighbourhood who simply gave his name as Lucky, told Saturday Sun that about 7pm, they saw some armed men wearing military uniform with two white men suspected to be Chinese, at the end of Ndoki Street heading towards the waterfront.
“Suddenly, there was a sporadic shooting in the air and one of the gunmen ordered the white men, who look like Chinese people, that if they run, they would be shoot dead. It was then we knew they were kidnappers and not real soldiers.”
According to him, the shooting lasted for about 15 minutes and residents and shop owners scampered for safety following the pandemonium.
Meanwhile, the state Police command has confirmed the incident and deployed tactical team to apprehend the perpetrators and rescue victims.