Enugu â Unknown gunmen have abducted a six-year old girl, Miss Kosisochukwu Akilo, from her family house in Enugu. The mother of the girl, Mrs Ebele Akilo, told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Enugu yesterday that the gunmen broke into their house in the early hours of Sunday.
Narrating her ordeal to NAN, Mrs Akilo said the two armed men broke into the house located at No. 56, River Lane, GRA, Enugu, around 2 a.m. on Sunday through the toilet window.
She said the men demanded for money and her trinkets but she told them that she did not have any as her trinkets were stolen barely a month ago.
Akilo said they later asked for her children and she showed them where the four of them were sleeping, adding that they quickly grabbed her second daughter, collected her phone and left the house on a bike.
âI cried and begged them to leave my daughter but they refused. I am calling on everybody to please help me find my daughter,â she said.
Akilo, who works with the state Ministry of Lands, said the kidnappers had yet to contact the family.
When contacted, the State Public Relations Officer, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the report, saying the police were working on the rescue of the child.
âWe have mounted intensive search for the child and I assure you that she will be rescued,â Amaraizu said.