- says the kidnappers were meant to kill her
- was rescued by vigilantes and the police
The public relations officer of the Edo state command of the Nigerian Immigration Service, DSI Bridget ESENE who was released by her abductors a few hours ago says, “my abductors were meant to assassinate me.”
MRS Esene who spoke with Standard Gazette crime correspondent Festus Alenkhe said, the armed men numbering five had trailed her to the church at Ikhueniro near Benin city where they kidnapped her.
In her words”I was forced into the car and driven out of the church premises by the five gunmen who later sold me to another set of kidnappers who are suspected herdsmen.
“Festus l saw hell and l don’t wish my enemy such”.
The Edo state police public Relations officer SP Chidi Nwabuzor, however, confirmed her release.
She stated that upon sighting them, she had attempted to escape but was intercepted at gunpoint by the hoodlums.
Mrs Esene stated that the armed men later took her into the forest and some other hardened kidnappers were on ground to receive her.
According to Mrs Bridget ESENE, she was later sold to another set of gunmen who then took her deep into the forest.
Mrs Esene said she was later rescued by the police and the vigilante.