Suspected Fulani herdsmen have abducted about eight persons in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The kidnappers struck around the Port Harcourt International Airport Roundabout, Omagwa and whisked away the said number of people.
The incident happened on Tuesday evening along the Obiri-Ikwerre-Airport Road.
It was gathered that the criminals had blocked the left flank of the road from the airport – about five minutes drives away from airport round about.
It was further gathered that all the victims were moving from the airport axis to the Obiri-Ikwerre area before they were attacked by the bandits.
It was also gathered that over 10 cars were involved and that those who were unable to escape the scene were picked.
One of the victims who escaped the kidnap, Emmanuel Biira, noted that three people were whisked away from his car and that one of them was shot in the head before being taken away.
Biira, who narrowly escaped the attack narrated that the incident happened not too far from the airport junction and that occupants of over 10 vehicles were involved in the incident.
He narrated: “Not too far from the airport junction en route Obiri Ikwerre flyover, I ran into an ambush along with about eight to 10 other cars. We all saw the kidnappers shooting and we reversed to head back to the airport junction but we were surrounded already back, front and all around.
“People jumped out of their cars to escape and some were shot or apprehended. I jumped out to run but there was nowhere to run to and at that moment, the Lord showed me a car, spoke to me and said “enter under this car”. I obeyed.
“How can a grown man enter fully under a Honda salon car that’s not jacked up without his body been seen? But because I heard His voice, that became my saving grace. Three kidnappers walked past me, dragging a man, one entered the car I was under to off the engine because the car was on.
“I’m alive together because of His mercies and covenant of protections over His children. My wife would have been a young widow if the bullets had hit me. My young children would have been fatherless; but, God said No. I’m grateful to Him alone. Thank you Jesus.”