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Published On: Thu, May 30th, 2013

Kidnappers Abduct 2 Corpers in Rivers as Generator Fumes Kill Pregnant Woman, 4 Children in Yenogoa


Information has it from Rivers state that the two members of the National Youth Service Corps who were abducted in the State are yet to be released just as generator fume was reported to killed a pregnant woman and four of her children in Yenogoa
Rumuewhor community in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State, has as a result tasked the Rivers State Government and the Police to intensify efforts to secure the release of the abducted corps members.

The two NYSC members were on Tuesday abducted from Odegu Comprehensive High School, Rumuewhor by gunmen, who invaded the NYSC quarters in the community school.
Their whereabouts is still unknown, as no contact has been established with their abductors even while this report is been filed.
In his reaction, His Royal Highness, Oha Ikech Igbukwu, Yeweali Rumuewhor, said the community calls on the state government and the police to help free the corps members unhurt.
In another development, a middle aged pregnant woman, Chinyere Celestine, and four of her children were suffocated to death due to carbon monoxide that emanated from a power generating set that was left on while they went to bed.
The incident occurred in their enclosed apartment on Wednesday, at their residence, off Goodnews Street, Azikoro suburbs of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
DailyPost gathered that the father of the children and Chinyere’s husband, identified as Celestine, was said to be in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, when the tragedy occurred.
It was learnt that Celestine’s inability to get through to his wife on the telephone on Wednesday morning aroused his curiosity, which prompted him to call a neighbour.
After several attempts to wake the victims from sleep, the neighbour was said to have raised the alarm, that compelled other neighbours to force the door open and discovered the victims’ lifeless bodies.
A source, who pleaded anonymity, said, “Chinyere and the four children were confirmed dead at the hospital but two of the children were resuscitated by medical personnel. The bodies of the dead victims had been deposited at the Federal Medical Centre, Yenagoa.”
However, sympathisers attributed the incident to the persistent power outage that has thrown the state into darkness for over three weeks.
DailyPost gathered that the PHCN transmission lines at Obunagha, Yenagoa, that supply electricity to the state were reported to have been destroyed by a storm.
Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa Police Command, Alex Akhigbe, confirmed the death of Chinyere and the four children.
Source: Daily Post

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