An armed group on Thursday abducted the 10-year-old daughter of the mayor of Fortul, a village in the northeast of Colombia.
Mayor Jorge Muñoz’s daughter Nhora and her mother were walking along a Fortul street just before 7AM when a vehicle approached. The pair was reportedly forced into the vehicle by a group of armed individuals.
The armed group abandoned the vehicle and mother on the outside of town, and fled to an unknown location with the child.
Teachers and students from the young girl’s school have announced they will hold a protest march later on today to demand the immediate release of the kidnapped child. The protestors plan to hold another march through the streets of the capital of Colombia’s Arauca department if Nhora is not released or rescued by tomorrow.
Security forces have been dispatched to search the municipality.