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Agba Jalingo Attacked By Kidnappers In Imo. Photos by CastedDude: 8:42pm On Dec 05
A Nigerian journalist and activist, Agba Jalingo and his friend, Jonathan Ugbal escaped being kidnapped today by unknown gunmen while travelling from Calabar, Cross River to Lagos state.

It was gathered that the attack took place when they reached Amadik community in Arondinzogu, Imo state as three gunmen flashed their guns and ordered therm to stop. 

Read the full story below; 

Our encounter with kidnappers/robbers.

I woke up this morning in Calabar to find out that flight ticket to Lagos from Calabar was 68k. I was angry with AirPeace and decided to put one of our cars on the road and hit Lagos. I called Jonathan Ugbal to come drive. We had a smooth journey until we got to Imo state and things changed.

Location: Amadik community, Arondinzogu

About 3pm. A Toyota Highlander SUV that was speeding after us appeared by the passenger side and there were three guys inside. Two flashed AK47 rifles at us and commanded us to stop or they shoot.

Jonathan Ugbal was driving. I encouraged him not to stop. Don't stop! I screamed. Reverse and let's run. Jonathan reversed successfully and we zoomed. And the worst happened.

Fulani herdsmen were carrying their herd around and the cows strayed into the express. I told Jonathan to run into them. He did. One cow died and one of our front tire busted. The impact of the car hitting the cows also forced the bonnet of the car open and blocked the windscreen and we couldn't see our way again, with one front tire down, the vehicle lost control and began to swerve.

The bandits kept shooting at our vehicle from behind and the bullets pierced several holes behind the car but we both lowered our heads and kept pushing. The straying cows became a blessing. The cows stopped the bandits' vehicle from the pursuit while our car was still swerving until it hit a tree and got damaged.

We both jumped down and ran into a very thick forest. The bandits came down, ran after us on foot kept firing indiscriminately while we were in the forest. We spent over an hour in the forest and came out.

The man through whose compound we ran into the bush showed us where his ceiling was riddled with bullets and how the bandits forcibly broke all his room doors asking him to bring us out so they can take us away but couldn't find us. They also shot two cows dead possibly for blocking their pursuit.

They also ransacked our car and stole our laptops, bag of clothes, Jonathan's phone and other things. When we emerged, the Fulani herdsmen now started round two. They insisted we must pay for their dead cows.

A good Samaritan took us into hiding in his house after we managed to stealthily remove my phone which had fell into my shoe. (I managed to find my own phone because it fell into my shoe which I had removed while we were driving. The phone miraculously fell into my shoe and the bandits didn't see it.)

I then put a call across to the Cross River state Police Commissioner, CP Hafiz Inuwa, who promptly called the Imo CP. Some cops from federal SARS were sent down.

When they arrived we emerged from hiding and the police rescued us from the herdsmen and took us to Okigwe SARS office. Another team was also sent to go tow our car and the car is now safely parked at the SARS office in Okigwe.

While in SARS office, the commander got a call that the same three man gang driving the same car had kidnapped one Eze and killed another man who was driving a Lexus jeep. They went to pick the body while we were still writing our statements. The police congratulated us for escaping being kidnapped.

The residents of Amadik also told us how they run like they did today, sometimes up to five times a day, because of the way kidnappers way-lay people on the road and cause them to run into their community in panic.

As I type, our bodies are riddled with bruises we sustained from fighting with the elements in the thick forest. We are as dirty as mechanics and our clothes were all stolen so we can't even change.

We want to thank the commissioners of police in Cross River and Imo States for their prompt response. But most importantly. I want to specially thank God for continually proving to be God in this our journey.

This is the second time in 3 months we are escaping death.

See more; https://www.nationalhelm.co/2018/12/journalist-narrates-what-happened-after-being-attacked-by-kidnappers-in-imo.html

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Re: Agba Jalingo Attacked By Kidnappers In Imo. Photos by CastedDude: 8:42pm On Dec 05
lalasticlala
Re: Agba Jalingo Attacked By Kidnappers In Imo. Photos by Dami12345: 8:46pm On Dec 05
Lol
Re: Agba Jalingo Attacked By Kidnappers In Imo. Photos by ojun50(m): 9:06pm On Dec 05
I no go enter 9ja till after new year, am tired of all dis bad news

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Re: Agba Jalingo Attacked By Kidnappers In Imo. Photos by overdrive(m): 9:29pm On Dec 05
na waa
Re: Agba Jalingo Attacked By Kidnappers In Imo. Photos by ifyalways(f): 12:12am On Dec 06
No intra state travel, celebrate and felicitate where you are.

I fear Naija. Thank God for yous, being kidnapped is one of the most traumatic experience ever.

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Re: Agba Jalingo Attacked By Kidnappers In Imo. Photos by Tamarapetty(f): 12:19am On Dec 06
Thank God for your lives, double testimony.

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Re: Agba Jalingo Attacked By Kidnappers In Imo. Photos by Gossiplover: 3:52am On Dec 06
Hmm. Nawa oo

Lalasticlala this is serious
Re: Agba Jalingo Attacked By Kidnappers In Imo. Photos by meezynetwork(m): 5:44am On Dec 06
Na wa oh
Re: Agba Jalingo Attacked By Kidnappers In Imo. Photos by Pabloosas(m): 9:23am On Dec 06
shocked Congrats.







Is that not an IVM SUV?

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Re: Agba Jalingo Attacked By Kidnappers In Imo. Photos by crunchyg(m): 9:24am On Dec 06
He needs to come and give Thanksgiving tomorrow at the experience

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Re: Agba Jalingo Attacked By Kidnappers In Imo. Photos by Segunade10: 9:24am On Dec 06
wink
Re: Agba Jalingo Attacked By Kidnappers In Imo. Photos by AfonjaOgbuisi: 9:24am On Dec 06
Anybody from Delta State here?
please contact me I have a ''used pant'' for sell,

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Re: Agba Jalingo Attacked By Kidnappers In Imo. Photos by Denikayan: 9:26am On Dec 06
See has he finish Inosson


IVM doN lose balance at just collision with Cow

This would not have happened if he was driving a Benz ML550

Imagine, Engine pop out grin grin grin Says a lot about its quality and safety standards

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Re: Agba Jalingo Attacked By Kidnappers In Imo. Photos by Passionate888: 9:26am On Dec 06
Buhari sef.

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Re: Agba Jalingo Attacked By Kidnappers In Imo. Photos by Yewandequeen(f): 9:27am On Dec 06
Thank God for narrow escape
Re: Agba Jalingo Attacked By Kidnappers In Imo. Photos by mozona(m): 9:27am On Dec 06
o boy... see action film. well thank God u guys are save
Re: Agba Jalingo Attacked By Kidnappers In Imo. Photos by Naughtysite: 9:31am On Dec 06
Hmmm
Re: Agba Jalingo Attacked By Kidnappers In Imo. Photos by psalmskiddy(m): 9:31am On Dec 06
Thank God for life

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Re: Agba Jalingo Attacked By Kidnappers In Imo. Photos by Frankdoz27: 9:32am On Dec 06
Thanks for patronising IVM. Igbo amaka!!!

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Re: Agba Jalingo Attacked By Kidnappers In Imo. Photos by Naughtysite: 9:33am On Dec 06
Denikayan:
See has he finish Inosson

This would have not happened if he was driving a Benz

Imagine, Engine pop out grin grin grin
Highlander is faster than all those cars
Re: Agba Jalingo Attacked By Kidnappers In Imo. Photos by hisexcellency34: 9:36am On Dec 06
I think they should kill that Evans the kidnapper to serve as deterrent to others. As long as he is still alive, he will be giving instructions to his boys

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Re: Agba Jalingo Attacked By Kidnappers In Imo. Photos by PointZerom: 9:38am On Dec 06
Denikayan:
See has he finish Inosson
This would have not happened if he was driving a Benz
Imagine, Engine pop out grin grin grin

Shut up.
It depends on the impact.

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Re: Agba Jalingo Attacked By Kidnappers In Imo. Photos by Denikayan: 9:44am On Dec 06
PointZerom:



Shut up.

It depends on the impact.



Impact with a cow made the engine pop out grin

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Re: Agba Jalingo Attacked By Kidnappers In Imo. Photos by mctfopt: 9:45am On Dec 06
They had guts and got lucky.
Imagine what would have happened if they were caught? They'd probably be killed after collecting huge ransom. Now that the police is aware of the kidnappings going around the axis, I guess they should better keep a secret look at that part.

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Re: Agba Jalingo Attacked By Kidnappers In Imo. Photos by missjane: 9:46am On Dec 06
So Airpeace know say this Kain thing de happen for road na em they increase their fare to 68k..kudos to the OP..thank God for their lives o..chilling story
Re: Agba Jalingo Attacked By Kidnappers In Imo. Photos by bujebudanu1(m): 9:48am On Dec 06
So them no fit do need for speed.

Reverse small and kiss the Highlander back
Re: Agba Jalingo Attacked By Kidnappers In Imo. Photos by DREAMZZZ(m): 9:48am On Dec 06
grin
Re: Agba Jalingo Attacked By Kidnappers In Imo. Photos by TONYE001(m): 9:50am On Dec 06
crunchyg:
He needs to come and give Thanksgiving tomorrow at the experience

Hello,

Can you kindly tell me why he "needs" to attend the Experience for "thanksgiving?"

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Re: Agba Jalingo Attacked By Kidnappers In Imo. Photos by AgentGoat: 9:50am On Dec 06
The police won't be that route their priority now.

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