No fewer than seven persons have been reportedly kidnapped along the Sapele/Oghara axis of the East-West Road in Delta state.

It was learnt the incident occured on Tuesday while the victims were traveling to Warri.

Some of the victims are said to be students of the Delta State Polytechnic, Oghara.

Sources claim the suspected kidnappers are demanding N4 million for their release.

The development came after release of a boutique owner, Immaculate Ojo, who was kidnapped on a failed portion in the Erho-Abraka Road, Ethiope East council area of the state, on Sunday.

When contacted, the Delta State Police Command confirmed the incident.

Its spokesperson, Onome Onovwakpoyeya, who is a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said: “Some people were taken into the bush on their way from Sapele to Warri, or so. But it was not clear if they are students or not”.