A Nigerian judge at the Benin Division of the Court of Appeal, Chioma Nwosu has remained in kidnappers’ den two weeks after.
The gunmen abducted her on October 29 along Benin-Agbor Highway while returning from an assignment.
Her orderly was shot and killed at the spot.
The Edo State Police Commissioner Mohammed Danmallam had assured that squad was already on the trail of the kidnappers.
On November 8, the state governor, Godwin Obaseki called an emergency state security council meeting where top security officials, including the Police Commissioner, attended in an effort to strategize on how to bring Justice Nwosu home.
However, no report of her rescue two weeks after as family express worries over her safety.
PremiumTimes quote the Commissioner as saying on Monday that anti-kidnapping police team had been activated to secure the release of the judge, but refused to make details comment on the status of the operation.
Ms Nwsou was transferred to Court of Appeal division in Benin following her promotion after serving for several years at the Imo State High Court in Owerri.
A top security source who is privy to the investigation of Nwosu’s adoption expressed worry that it was becoming unusually late for a victim kidnapped for the purpose of extorting money to remain in its den for this long.
“If the motive was to get money and release her, then we cannot say we know what has been going on,” the security source said under anonymity because he had no permission to speak to the media on the investigation. “We have been working on several leads but we also have serious doubts about her situation.”
Again, the government quarter, through the spokesman, Crusoe Osagie assured that the governor has been working tirelessly to ensure the Judge’s safe return to work and family.
“The governor has been in touch with the security people to rescue her,” Mr Osagie said. “Everything will be done to rescue her and we remain hopeful.”