The Cross Rivers state Commissioner for Water Resources, Godwin Odu-Orji was Sunday kidnapped by some gunmen at the Effionawan street in Mayne Avenue area of Calabar South in the state. According to reports, Odu-Orji had stepped out of his car to eat at a restaurant when he was accosted by five gun wielding men who came out of an Audi car.
They ordered him into his Prado jeep and then zoomed off with him.
Confirming the kidnap, the state police public relations officer, ASP Irene Ugbo, said the police is working to ensure he is rescued:
“We have received a complaint about the abduction of the Commissioner for Water Resources. He was kidnapped and taken away in his Prado Jeep today. We have deployed our men from the command and those from the intelligence department to all routes in the state with a view to releasing him. As we speak, all check points are thoroughly manned by our men to ensure that he is released safely,’’ he said.