Unknown gunmen have kidnapped 10 boat passengers, including a community leader in Abonema waterways, Akuku-Toru local government area of Rivers State.
The victims, including the Chief identified as Benibo, were reportedly returning to Abonema from a neighboring community, Idama in the same LGA after attending a meeting called to resolve a leadership tussle in Idama community when the gunmen struck and took them to an unknown destination.
A relative of one of the occupants of the attacked boat told Daily Post that no contact had been established with the gunmen.
He said that there had been tension in the community as other leaders of the community were currently in a meeting over the issue.
Spokesman of the Rivers state Police Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, said he is yet to be briefed about the incident.