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Gunmen kidnap President Jonathan’s local government chairman

By News Express on 23/04/2015

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Two unidentified gunmen on Wednesday abducted the Chairman of Ogbia local government area of President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr. Enaye Abah and took him to an unknown destination.

Though the motive behind the kidnap remains unclear with the kidnappers yet to establish link with the family of the hostage, there are fears that the abduction has political undertone.

Abah played key roles in ‘election logistics’ for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)in the State Assembly elections, when elections were declared inconclusive following violence in the area.

Election for the State House of Assembly Constituency seat remains outstanding as Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was yet to fix a new date over insecurity in the area.

Police Public Relations Officer of Command, Mr. Asinim Butswat said the command had alerted Rivers and Delta Commands of the development.

The kidnappers, who trailed their victim, overtook his car and blocked him, shooting sporadically to scare away people around the area.

Residents, who witnessed the abduction, said that the fire power of the two gunmen overpowered the security escort attached to the chairman.

The PPRO said the Police got a distress call on Wednesday morning and dispatched men to rescue him.

“We were meant to believe that the council chairman was under threat along Otuasega-Okaka Expressway, so our first reaction was towards Otuasega, but we got there to find of that the gunmen had escaped through Okaka waterside.

“They abducted him in his car and transferred him to a blue Mazda car and when they got to Okaka Waterside they burnt the Mazda car and escaped with a waiting speedboat into the river,” Butswat said.

According to him police was on the trail of the kidnappers.

•Photo shows Gunmen

Source News Express

Posted 23/04/2015 03:26:28 AM





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