Unknown gunmen have abducted a four month old baby near Oviri-Olomoro community, Isoko South Local Government Area, Delta state.

Unknown gunmen have abducted a four month old baby near Oviri-Olomoro community, Isoko South Local Government Area, Delta state.

The mother is said to have gone with the baby to weed their farmland near their village accompanied by her sister and her two children, and after several hours of hard labour, decided to take shelter, relax and have their lunch.

In their search for shelter, they came across an isolated building situated at the outskirt of the village.

An anonymous source disclosed that a middle aged woman appeared from the building and invited them into the house to rest.

The source said the women entered the building and were midway into their meal when they noticed a black colored jeep approaching the building.

The eldest of the sisters upon sensing danger, took her children and ran out of the house, but her sister who was then breastfeeding her baby was still making efforts to escape when the jeep finally stopped.

Two armed men then alighted from the vehicle and walked towards the helpless woman and ordered her to give them the baby at gunpoint, adding that the hoodlums succeeded in grabbing the baby and drove away.

Efforts to contact the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the Oleh police division were abortive as at the time of filling this report, but a senior police officer in the division said the matter had not been reported to them.

The whereabouts of the baby remains unknown.