A soldier attached to the Nigerian Army’s ‘Operation Delta Safe’ in Calabar, Lawal Musa, has been kidnapped.
Newsmen reported that the soldier was abducted by unknown persons on Wednesday, November after leaving a bank in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, around 9:30am.
It was reported that the abducted soldier, a member of the Nigerian Army Headquarters Boat Company at the 222 Battalion in the state, had obtained permission from the Commanding Officer to go to the bank.
Reports say the soldier failed to return, which unsettled the CO, more so that the missing soldier’s phone had been switched off.
It was gathered that initial calls made to the line were not successful until later the abductors answered the call and said, “Your guy is with us.”
As of Friday, it was unclear if the kidnappers had demanded a ransom.
Meanwhile, there are reports that the police and officials of the Department of State Services have begun searching for the abducted soldier.