Cross River Deputy Gov’s father kidnapped

CALABAR- ETUBOM  Ekpo Cobham, the father of Mr Efiok Cobham, the Cross River State deputy governor was on Thursday night snatched away by unknown gun men from his home in Creek Town, Odukapani Local Government Area of Cross River State.
Etubom Cobham who is 87 years old was taken by gunmen who invaded his CreekTown home at about 8 pm  took him  away through a waiting boat to an unknown destination by three gun men.
When sources visited the community which adjoins the CrossRiver on Friday afternoon,  the people were  in a state of mourning as everyone was fearing for the man’s life. “We are highly upset with what has happened; tell me what these people want with an 87 year old man whose is quietly leading his life”. Elder Bassey Etim, a member of the community told Vanguard
Sources at the community say the gun men who came in through the CrossRiver left their speed boat in the water and came ashore and ferreted the man into their waiting boat and sped away. “Nobody was killed but they attempted to kidnap another person in the other house near Etuboms place but they were not successful as we all escaped into the forest  when we saw what was happening in Etubom’s house”.
The kidnappers are yet to make any demands perhaps waiting for the import of their action to spread round Calabar which is already preparing for the 2013 ObuduInternational  Mountain Race
At the time of going to press, the Cross River State government was yet to make any pronouncement as Effiong Okon, the Chief Press Secretary to  the deputy governor feigned ignorance of the kidnap but  the Cross River State police spokesman, Hogan Bassey said the police have “visited the scene of the crime at Creek town and investigations are going on”.