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Six female footballers kidnapped in Edo


At least six grassroots female footballers have been kidnapped by gunmen in Uronigbe, a border community between Edo and Delta States in Orhionmwon local government area of Edo state

It was gathered that the footballers were kidnapped around 6pm on Friday while returning from football match competition at Owa-Alero in Ika North-East Local Government Area of Delta state.

A source in the community said the kidnapers have contacted some families demanding a ransom of N5m door each of the victims.

He said: “They (footballers) went to Owa-Alero to play football match, so, on their way back, they were kidnapped at Uronigbe area, the boundary between Delta and Edo state.

“The victims include Mrs Precious Agbajor, one Abraham, Nancy, Beatrice including the driver. They are six in number that are in kidnapper’s den. The matter have been reported to Uronigbe police station.

“The kidnappers have contacted the family of Agbajor and asked them to pay N5 million for his wife.”

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