Unknown gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have reportedly kidnapped a 10-year-old boy, Chimeremezie Izu, at about around 3:30 am on Wednesday morning in Asaba, the Delta State.
It was gathered according to Punch online report, that the young boy was taken away from his mother after the armed men who broke into the apartment could not any money and valuable items from the apartment.
The mother of the boy, Mrs Joy Izu, was reported to have said that she was tied after they saw no reasonable amount of money in the house.
According to her, “The gunmen actually came to rob us but could not find cash and they took my only son away. I was asleep when I heard the sound of something, so I woke up and ran from my room to my children’s room around 3:37 am.
“I saw them and I asked the children what happened, whether something fell down and they said nothing but I insisted that I heard something like a sound. What could that be? So, I heard another sound as I turned, I saw a flash of a torchlight beside the entrance door to my room.
“So, I ran inside my room and started shouting ‘armed robber’, “please help me”. One of them came to the window of my room and asked me to shut up or he will shoot me. So, I ran into the toilet and I continued shouting but nobody came.
“Before I knew it, they were already on me. They came inside my room, brought me out of the toilet and they said I should bring the money. So, I pointed at one box and I said the money is inside and they ordered me to bring it down and I brought it down.
“There was no money at home. Actually, I was trying to delay them to see if people can come to our rescue because I have shouted for help. I brought down about three to four bags to delay them in the process of searching for money. So, after everything, they beat me, they said I was deceiving them.