27 March 2012

Nigeria: Sekibo's Wife Regains Freedom

Photo: Leadership.

Port Harcourt — After spending six days in captivity, Mrs Asime Sekiboife, wife of Senator George Thompson Sekibo, was yesterday rescued by security agencies.

It was gathered that Mrs. Sekibo was rescued by a team of security agencies somewhere close to Bayelsa along the East-West Road from her abductors at about 5:30pm, Monday

It is not clear whether any ransom was paid before Mrs Sekibo regained her freedom, just as a dependable source told our reporter that she has reunited with her family.

Contacted, the Rivers police command, Ben Ugwuegbulam (DSP), confirmed that she has been released, saying she was rescued, but that details on our she was rescued was sketchy.

It would be recalled that Mrs Sekibo was abducted under the Obiri Ikwerre axis of the East-West road about 7pm last Thursday,while returning from the university of Port Harcourt where she is a student.

She was abducted with two other persons who were in same vehicle with her. It was not sure as at press time whether the two other victims were rescued with her.

Daily Champion reports that senator Sekibo's wife abductors had abandoned the car she was kidnapped in and contacted her family to pay an unspecified ransom.

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