There was commotion at about 6:40pm on Monday as unknown number of persons have been reportedly abducted by gunmen around the Uvwiamuge axis of the Ughelli/Agbarho section of the East-West road in Ughelli North council area of Delta State.
It was reported that some people were abducted at this same spot last week and they regained freedom after payment of ransom, the amount was however not disclosed.
Witnesses said the hoodlums, who were about 20, only fled the scene after a gun battle with policemen.
According to the report, at least eight persons were kidnapped by the armed
But some commuters claimed that only four people were abducted by the gunmen and led through the thick bush along the highway.
There was commotion as motorists abandoned their vehicles and run for safety, while some turned back to avoid being kidnapped.
Police Commissioner, Mr Adeyinka Adeleke, confirmed the incident, adding that investigation is already ongoing.
However, he stated that only one person was kidnapped, as his men stepped in timely to save the situation.